LAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed has directed that Ramazan bazaars be set up in the province from June 3 and effective steps be taken for monitoring the quality, supply and prices of eatables during the holy month of Ramzan so that relief could be provided to the people in the real sense.

He was addressing a high-level meeting regarding Ramazan Package at Civil Secretariat here on Friday. The Chief Secretary said that under the Punjab government's Ramazan package flour, sugar, pulses, ghee, vegetables and fruits will be available at concessionary rates during the holy month. He directed the authorities concerned to ensure supply of fruits, vegetables and other items during Ramzan-ul-Mubarak so that there should be no shortage of any item. He said that all concerned departments should make every effort for providing fruits of Ramazan package to the people. Zahid warned that strict action will be taken against hoarders and profiteers.

The Secretary Industries, in his briefing, told the meeting that 350 Ramazan Bazaars will be set up throughout the province. He said that Agriculture Department will establish fair price shops in these Ramazan bazaars.