LAHORE - The PML-N government is implementing the agenda of public service and comprehensive measures have been taken for welfare of masses, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said yesterday.

Talking to his party workers, the CM said that the service to humanity is not less than worship and like previous years, the fruits of historic Ramazan Package will be delivered to common man.

The government has given a special package of billions of rupees for providing relief to the people in the real sense during Ramazan-ul-Mubarak while a subsidy of Rs5 billion will be given for providing flour on concessionary rate during the holy month, the CM added.

Sasta Atta will be available not only in Ramazan bazaars but also in open market whereas concerned associations will provide sugar, ghee, chicken and eggs at cheaper rates in these bazaars, Shehbaz told the PML-N workers. Sugar, ghee and chicken will be available to the consumers in Ramazan bazaars at concessionary rates, while agri-fair price shops will also be established where fruits, dates, vegetables and pulses will be available at controlled rates.

During Ramazan, profiteers and some elements in their lust for wealth create problems for the people. However, the CM said, he will personally monitor implementation of Ramazan Relief Package so that common man could be saved from hoarders and profiteers.

“Interest of masses is dearest to me and no one will be allowed to exploit the people in the form of profiteering,” Shehbaz Sharif said.

He assured that all steps taken under Ramazan Package will be reviewed regularly and indiscriminate action will be taken against hoarders and profiteers.

The CM said that a comprehensive mechanism has been evolved for provision of quality daily use items, vegetables, and fruits at cheaper rates. Providing quality essential items to the citizens at fixed rate is the responsibility of concerned departments and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard, he added.

“No compromise will be made on quality of essential commodities,” the CM vowed and said that prices of essential items will be closely monitored in Ramazan to check the artificial price hike.

He stressed upon the office-bearers of PML-N to play their due role to ensure that benefits of Ramzan package should reach the masses as it is their religious and social responsibility.