Prices of essential food items are on the rise and even in Sasta Bazaar people have no choice to manage their available budget to buy grocery here across the Thal. Ultimately the most resigned consumers get rankled because no one available to make a remedy to give them some relief.

A survey of Sasta Bazaar conducted by The Nation revealed that after recent price hike most of the consumers cut down their budgets. Talking to this reporter, citizens including Khuda Bakhsh, Muhammad Amir, Khurram Shahzad and others told that main reason to come to Sastar Bazaars was saving but it was just a thought because there was no price difference between open market and Sasta bazaars. They said that mostly shopkeepers in this type of bazaars offered very low prices but on the other side they compromised on the quality of products.

This scribe learnt that stallholders were overcharging and were not following the price list set by the government. It may be mention here that it is very difficult to get any standardised product on price given by the regulatory authorities. It’s not possible to sell quality product according to the price list, a trader added.

SPORTS GALA FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN: The Government Special Education Centre organised a sports gala for special children here on Thursday. A large number of special children from different villages of Thal participated in different events.

EVENING WITH WILAYAT FAROOQI: An evening with Wilayat Ahmad Farooqi was conducted by the Anjuman-e-Farogh-e-Adab here the other day.

The programme was presided over by local poet Atta Muhammad Abbasi while Rana Younis Shahid was the chief guest on the occasion.  ocal poets, senior journalists and social activists participated in the poetry programme. Anjuman-e-Farogh-e-Adab President Abdul Jabber Bhatti paid rich tribute to Wilayat Ahmad Farooqi and said that he was doing a great work for Urdu poetry and literature. He appreciated the poetry of Wilayat and termed as latest accent poetry.

On the occasion, Wilayat Farooqi read his poetry to the audience and received appreciation.