Buzdar announces Rs7b Ramzan Package
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced the Ramzan Package worth seven billion to provide relief to the masses in the holy month of Ramadan.
While chairing the Cabinet Committee meeting here on Monday, the chief minister giving details of the package said that a total of 313 Ramzan bazaars will be established across the province where a 10-kg flour bag will be available at Rs300. Punjab government will provide around 3.50 billion rupees subsidy for this, he added. Meanwhile, the implementation of corona SOPs, including observance of social distancing, will be fully ensured.
Usman Buzdar said that agri. fair-price shops will also be established to provide fruits and vegetables at the rates of 2018. Similarly, besin, dates, dried chickpeas lentils (chana dal) and other items will also be available at the rates of the year 2018, he said. Meanwhile, sugar will be provided at Rs60 per kg and ghee, chicken and eggs will be sold 10 to 15 rupees less than the market price.
The CM directed to provide maximum relief to the citizens adding that the scope of Sahulat bazaars will be expanded. He further directed to establish Sahulat Bazaar Authority to provide permanent relief to the consumers from artificial price-hike. He directed to follow austerity measures while arranging Ramzan bazaars and saved money be utilized for providing relief to the masses.
The poor will be given economic relief at every cost, the CM assured and directed to start Ramzan bazaars from Shaaban 25. I, provincial ministers and secretaries will also visit Ramzan bazaars, he announced.
Provincial ministers Mian Aslam Iqbal, Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi, Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dareshk, secretaries of industries, agriculture, food and livestock departments and others attended the meeting.