SIALKOT/KAMALIA-On increasing public complaints, the district administration has directed its officials to take measures to control price hike and ensure quality of products on the occasion of Eidul Azha.

It took serious notice of the public complaints about the rising prices of the daily use items and the hoarding and profiteering by the local shopkeepers. It directed the officials concerned to launch a vigorous crackdown on the hoarders and profiteers in active cooperation of the Markazi Anjuman Tajraan.

Addressing a meeting, the DCO said that government was making efforts to ensure of the quality of the commodities in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils.

Likewise, the prices of sacrificial animals have soared as Eidul Azha nears, keeping the buyers away from buying the animals. Animal sellers have set up shops at Kamalia market where they have brought sacrificial animals from across the country. People gathered to buy animals but prices are at their all times high. Children have also flocked the market along their parents to by animals. Many children can be seen taking selfies with the animals. Police arranged strict security measures due to security threats. Punjab government has set up health stall for animals. The TMA has also established a complaint cell where people can submit complaints and suggestions.