35 fair price shops to start functioning from today

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Around 35 fair price shops in the rural and urban areas of the city would start providing essential commodities at subsidised rates from the first day of Ramazan (today).Essential food items would be provided at 5 to 10 percent discounted rates as compared to the market rates. Some items would be provided at ex-mill rates in order to provide maximum relief to the consumers during the holy month of Ramazan. The administration has also activated 20 price control committees for price checking on daily basis to curb the profiteering tendency during Ramazan. The implementation of rate list of the food items would be ensured in letter and spirit. The food department is also fixing rates of fruits and vegetables on daily basis at the time of auction in the fruit and vegetable market (Sabzi Mandi), Islamabad. The administration has requested the traders association of the Sabzi Mandi to voluntarily keep the profit margin low for providing maximum relief to the consumers. The price-checking teams would be headed by magistrates to ensure the availability of food items at controlled rates. According to sources, around 22 fair price shops are in the urban areas while 13 shops are in the rural areas.The fair price shops include Muhammad Javed Cooperative General Store, Cooperative Market, Sector G6/14, Muhammad Ziafat fair price shop, Cooperative Market, Sector G6/13, Ch Muhammad Hussain, Chinab Market, Sector G7/1, Mushtaq Ahmed General Store, Amer Market, Sector G7/2, Muhammad Nadeem General Store, Al-Habib Market, Sector G7/33, Tufique Khan General Store, Gol Market, Sector G7/4, Muhammad Arshad Good Luck General Store, Allah Wali Market, Sector F8/1, Abdul Raoof Awami General Store, Kalar Saidan Plaza, Sector G9 Markaz, Muhammad Sardar Kashif General Store, Multani Market, Sector G9/2, Muhammad Jamil Frontier General Store, Rapoot Market, Sector I10/2, Ch Adul Khaliq Good Luck General Store, Sector G10, Markaz, Shamasul Arfeen Pakeeza General Store, Said Pur Market, Sector G7/1, Muhammad Tanveer Al Khair General Store, Sector G11 Market, Muhammad Aklaq Rahim General Store, Munsoor Market, Sector G8/2, Muhammad Ashfaq Abbasi fair price shop, China Market, Sector F6/4, Muhammad Irfan Sarhad Store,Tipu Market, Sector G8/1, Shahid Mahmood, stall no 79, Sector G11/3,Adeel Minhas shop, no 12, PHA flats, Faisal Mahmood Shop, no14, PHA flats, Mohsin Rahid, Shop no 22G, Sector H9, Adul Rashid General Store, Noor Pur Shahan, Jahangir General Store, Tarnol, Gulzar General Store, Chirah, Zafar General Store, Rawat, Abdul Hamid General Store, Tarnol, Atique General Store, Sohan, Usman Ajmal Store, Jhangi Saidan, Jahangir General Store, Bhara Kau, Shahid Khan General Store, Rawal Town, Ghafoor General Store, Main Bazaar, Sohan, Azhar Hussain General Store, Pind Baigwal, Iqbal Shah General Store, main bazaar, Golra Sharif, Iqbal Shop, no 149, Model Village, Islamabad.On the other hand, Rawal Town Administrator Imran Qureshi has said that an effective mechanism is being devised for the monitoring of prices of essential commodities in order to provide relief to the consumers during the holy month of Ramazan.Presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements, he announced that the hoarders and profiteers would be dealt with an iron hand, besides curbing the adulteration mafia. He directed the officers to control the negative trend of unjustified price hike of essential items and a control room should would be set up to receive the complaints. The administrator said that close coordination between the consumers, media, and civil society should be ensured and stock of the flour, sugar, ghee, pulses, and other essential items should be ensured for their uninterrupted supply items in the market. He said that an effective green channel system would be activated for the supply of fruits and vegetables directly in the daily Ramazan bazaars. 

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