RAWALPINDI  - Arrangements are being finalised to set up Sasta (fair price) Ramzan Bazaars in Rawalpindi district for the provision of relief to the consumers during the upcoming holy month of Ramzan.

According to city district government spokesman, 14 fair price Ramzan bazaars would be set up in Rawalpindi district. He said the city district government is finalising all the arrangements to establish the bazaars where availability of quality food items on subsidised rates would be ensured.

The spokesman said all out efforts in accordance with the special directives of the Chief Minister Punjab would be made to provide relief to the citizens.

He said these bazaars would be set up in Rawalpindi city and cantonment board areas including at Committee Chowk, in front of Nawaz Sharif Park, Dhoke Kala Khan, Chungi No 22, Chorh Chowk and Liaquat Bagh.

The citizens will be able to purchase all kitchen items including flour, sugar, grains, meat, chicken, onion, potatoes, ghee and other products of daily use at subsidised rates, which will be 15 to 30 percent less to the open markets rates.

Besides, fable in these bazaars. He informed that special price control magistrates would be appointed in each bazaar to keep check on the prices and quality of the kitchen items.

All possible facilities for the convenience of the citizens would also be provided there. Price magistrates would not only check the rates in the fair price Ramzan bazaars but also in the open market particularly during the holy month and those found involved in profiteering would be imposed heavy fines.

17 beggar kids rescued; 13 handed over to parents

Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Rawalpindi has rescued 17 children found begging on the city roads during last week.

According to the district officer CPWB, rescue teams of the bureau along with police visited several city areas including Faizabad, Peerwadhai, Benazir Bhutto Road, Commercial Market, Sadder Bazaar, Scheme Three and other areas.

He informed that the children taken into custody from different city areas were later presented in Child Protection Court for legal custody.         

Family tracing unit of the bureau makes efforts to find out parents of such children and on provision of an affidavit that the children would not be made beggars, handed over to them.

He said the citizens should give information about such children on child protection help line 1121. He further informed that 13 such children were handed over to their parents during the period.