Karachi: 25 Ramzan bazar to be set up in city

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Karachi (Web Desk) The Sindh Assembly was on Friday informed that the provincial government had identified 25 places in Karachi to hold fair price bazaars with the advent of Ramazan.

“The Sindh cabinet has discussed it in its recent meeting and decided to [organise]such marketplaces across the city,” said Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani while responding to an issue vis-à-vis price hike raised by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Khurram Sher Zaman.

The PTI’s lawmaker demanded that the Sindh government ensure affordable prices of edible items during Ramazan as their rates had already been made unaffordable for the common man.

The minister said the issue had been discussed threadbare during the cabinet’s meeting, which was followed by a meeting presided over by the agriculture, supply and prices minister Ismail Rahu in which a contingency plan had been devised.

He said initially around 25 places across the city were being identified where such bazaars would be established by the city administration.

“These bazaars would offer edible items and other things at fair prices and will bring a great relief for the people who are already stressed with the huge inflation and price hike because of the federal government’s policies,” he said.

He added that the project would offer some cushion to those people who had gravely been affected because of the demolition of their shops during the anti-encroachment campaign launched a few months ago.

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“We’ll offer stalls and smaller shops preferably to the shopkeepers who are affectees of that anti-encroachment campaign so that they could earn livelihood for their families in a respectable manner.”

He said those bazaars would last for around 100 days — from the first day of Ramazan to Eidul Azha — during which people and vendors would both get benefit from the facility.

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