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Providing Food Items at reasonable prices during Ramadan is Top Priority; Syed Zia Abbas Shah

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Provincial Minister for Works and Services Syed Zia Abbas Shah Rizvi has said that the first priority of the Sindh government is to ensure the provision of food items and daily necessities to the people at reasonable prices during Ramadan.

He said this while presiding over a meeting to be convened in the office of the Deputy Commissioner regarding price control. It may be mentioned here that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has appointed Provincial Minister Syed Zia Abbas Shah Rizvi as focal person for Tando Alahyar district with regard to controlling food prices during Ramadan.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Wali Mohammad Baloch and SSP Farooq Ahmed Bijarani, Assistant Commissioners of all Talukas, officials of trade associations, journalists, market committee and municipal officials.

Briefing the meeting regarding the control of prices in the district during Ramadan, the Deputy Commissioner said that the concerned Assistant Commissioners and officers of the Bureau of Supply and Prices were making regular visits to the markets to check the prices.

Penalties are also being imposed on those who sell items in excess of government prices.

The provincial minister while issuing the directive said that strict action should be taken against the sellers of food items at exorbitant prices so that the sale of food items at exorbitant prices could be controlled and relief could be provided to the people.

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