DERA GHAZI KHAN

Fruit and vegetables vendors complained against the district administration for not honouring its promise of granting Rs10,000 to each vendor for setting up stalls at Ramazan Bazaar of Chowk Churttha.

The vendors including Shabir, Sabir Hussain, Sultan and Haji Allah Bachiya blamed that officials of Market Committee had promised to give them Rs10,000 each for setting up stalls here but they were still awaiting it. They said the vendors were not happy here as the administration had forcibly detained them in the bazaar. Naseer Khan, a vender at the Ramazan Bazaar, said that a large number of masses had shown dismay upon two Ramazan bazaars in the city. A small number of people purchase food items because substandard and non essential commodities were being sold at high rate as comparative to the market, he said.“Corrupt officials of Market Committee have provided non famous brands and substandard fruit in the bazaar,” he added. Many visitors said that they have to return disappointed as the bazaar had a few varieties of food items to offer. “There is nothing worth buying here,” they said. The citizens said, “It is Ramazan Bazaar in name only; but nothing is inexpensive here, even water mixed meat, chicken and substandard thick wheat flour bags are being sold here in the presence of public officials.”Visitors also expressed grievance about dispensary established by Health Department DG Khan and said that the health officials were providing substandard medicines without supervision of any medical officer. The Nation observed that only one dispenser with a helper was present there without any doctor. When approached, Market Committee Secretary Syed Mazhar Kazmi said that claim of vendors regarding Rs10,000 for setting up stalls was false as all the vendors were invited here by Anjum Tajraan DG Khan on voluntary basis. “The government has not given any package for vendors to set up stalls,” he concluded.