Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday said that the government will take essential steps to protect the common man from the effects of inflation.
He mentioned in a statement that Ramadan Bazar is operational from today across the province and 313 such markets will provide essential commodities to the public at subsidized prices.
Buzdar added that the steps that were taken to control the price of sugar are now yielding results. He reiterated that no one will be allowed to exploit the poor.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Wednesday approved the establishment of Punjab Sahulat Bazar Authority.
According to the details, the Chief Minister has decided to abolish Punjab Model Bazaar Management Company and launch Sahulat Bazar Authority in a bid to provide relief to the masses on broader level.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will be the Patron-in-Chief of the Authority and the Provincial Minister for Industry will be the Chairperson.
The Punjab Chief Minister said that special platforms for farmers would also be set up in the new markets, through which farmers will be able to sell their products directly.
Usman Buzdar said that the scope of Sahulat bazaar would be extended to every district and every tehsil, and these new markets will would remain functional 365 days a year.