The administration is finalising all the arrangements to set up as many as 16 Ramazan Sasta (subsidy ) Bazaars for providing relief to the consumers during the upcoming holy month of Ramazan while the administration would launch crackdowns against profiteers said Additional Deputy Commissioner General (ADCG) Sara Hayat.
She said, the Ramazan bazaars and open markets would be monitored by district administration and relevant deputy commissioners. The traders would not be allowed to fleece the customers and sale low quality products, she added.
The shopkeepers have been directed to display price lists at prominent places and sale daily use items according to the rate lists. The violators of the orders would be penalized in accordance with the law, she added.
The people would be able to purchase all kitchen items including flour, sugar, grains, basin, meat, chicken, onion, potatoes, ghee and other products of daily use at subsidized rates which will be less than the open market. Similarly fresh vegetables, fruit and dates would also be available in the bazaars, she added.
She informed that special price control magistrates would be appointed in every bazaar to keep a check on prices and quality of kitchen items.
The ADCG said 16 bazaars including five in Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation area, two in cantonment areas, six in district council area, six in tehsil area and a model bazaar would be set up at Shamasabad.