LAHORE: Model Town residents have expressed satisfaction over quantity and prices of edibles available at Ramazan Bazaar established in the posh neighbourhood of the provincial capital; however, they are concerned about quality of vegetables and fruits being sold at the makeshift facility.
During a visit to Model Town Ramazan Bazaar on Friday, some citizens told Daily Times that mostly low-quality food items were available at the bazaar.
Riaz Ahmed, a shopper, said that all of necessary food items were available at the bazaar at reasonable prices but that they were not of the best quality. He urged authorities concerned to ensure sale of quality items at the fair price market.
Another citizen, Ali, said that the Ramazan Bazaar venue was filled with rainwater on Thursday due to a lack of proper drainage. He said that no Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) official was present at the counter set up for the agency at the bazaar.
While criticising the arrangements, citizens said that proper drainage system should have been evolved and executed, as it was rainy season and particularly when heavy rains had already been predicted.
Talking to Daily Times, another shopper, Asim Ali, said that his wife and he had come to buy fruits and vegetable but that they got stuck in the mud produced by stagnating rainwater.
MPA Aliya Aftab of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), along with Gulberg Town TMO Agha Haroon, also visited the bazaar to check the prices and quality of the merchandise being sold there. She inspected each and every stall and checked rate lists displayed there.
Talking to Daily Times, she said that the government was determined to provide relief to the people, especially during the holy month of Ramazan.
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