Are the generous packages announced, to provide relief to the masses in the holy month of Ramadan serving their purpose? Both federal and provincial government’ announced lavish subsidy for Ramadan bazaars, to provide relief and succor to the common man by ensuring availability of quality food items at affordable prices. As with all past governments this time also our district government seems to be helpless in curbing hoarding and inflation. Ramadan Bazaars and Utility Stores are either out of stock or the quality of available food items is not good.

Though we have seen some routine ‘surprise’ checks by political leaders they all seem too contrived, with large clique and high security how can these checks remain surprise. Despite strict directives to the district government by the CM these bazaars have not been very helpful or lessened the weight that is crushing the poor masses.

AISHA HUSSAIN,

Shaikhupura, July 10.