Commissioner reviews price hike complaints

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui convened a meeting of all stakeholders of the market committee, including the officials of Bureau of Supply and city administration, on Thursday night to review complaints regarding the escalation of prices of vegetable and fruits.

Representatives of NGOs working for consumers rights, reporters of print and electronic media were also present on the occasion. The meeting started at midnight and continued till about 2:00 am. The meeting reviewed the situation of auctions at Sabzi Mandi and the process of price fixation of vegetables and fruits in detail but the commissioner was not fully satisfied with the situation at the SabziMandi and showed his displeasure on the performance of the market committee and Bureau of Supply.

After a long discussion and clarifications made by the officials of Bureau of Supply and others, he decided to pay visit to Sabzi Mandi to scrutinize and examine the process to take further necessary steps to moderate the role of the market committee in order to fix prices at fair and reasonable rates.

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