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Punjab govt sets up 350 Sahulat Bazaars on direction of CM Buzdar

Punjab govt sets up 350 Sahulat Bazaars on direction of CM Buzdar
October 29, 2020

LAHORE (92 News) - The Punjab government has set up 35 Sahulat Bazaars on the direction of Chief Minister usman Buzdar.

In a statement, CM Buzdar said that the government has ensured the availability of low-cost essential commodities in 350 sahulat bazaars, established to provide relief to masses.

"20-kg flour bag is available for Rs840 in sahulat bazaars, whereas, the same sack is available in local markets at the price of Rs860. Sugar is also being provided at discounted price of Rs85 per kilogram to the consumers," the chief minister mentioned.

He further said that Sahulat Bazaars are providing relief to the public and strict monitoring is being made of the markets. The government will go to any extent to provide relief to its citizens amid inflation and no one will be allowed to exploit the public.

Earlier, CM Usman Buzdar has approved establishment of Sahulat Bazaars in more cities of Punjab after Lahore to provide relief to inflation-hit masses.

He directed the additional local government secretary to take steps for swift establishment of such markets to provide essential food items to people at cheaper rates. Following the CM’s approval, the additional secretary directed his department to set up Sahulat Bazaars.

The local government department’s special secretary has been named a focal person for Sahulat Bazaars. Six such markets have already been set up in the provincial capital. People will be able to get essential commodities at official rates at these markets.