LAHORE: In line with the Prime Minister’s directive to provide maximum relief to the people during the holy month of Ramazan, the Punjab government would provide sugar at a reduced price of Rs 70 per kilogram at Ramazan bazaars across the province to from Sunday.
Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal chaired a meeting at the Civil Secretariat to review the implementation of the Ramazan package, wheat supply campaign and measures to combat smuggling.
The Chief Secretary has directed officers to ensure plentiful availability of 10 kilogram bags of flour at the rate of Rs 400 throughout the province. He mentioned that providing maximum relief to people during the month of Ramazan
is a priority, adding that commodity prices should be checked regularly on the open market.
Kamran Afzal asked the competent authorities to continue the measures to control the smuggling of wheat and fertilizers and to focus on monitoring food supplies, especially fruits and vegetables before Eid. He also praised the performance of the deputy commissioners in the wheat supply campaign.
The Divisional Commissioners gave a detailed briefing of the meeting via a video link. The meeting was informed that flour and sugar were available in abundance in all districts. The number of checkpoints in bordering districts has been increased to curb wheat and fertilizer smuggling.
The Administrative Secretaries of Industries, Food, Information, General Manager of Public Relations, Punjab Cane Commissioner and relevant officers attended the meeting while all Divisional Commissioners and
Deputy Commissioners participated via video link.