LAHORE - Vendors and stall holders in Sunday bazaars cut the prices of daily use commodities under pressure of CDGL authorities but only on substandard products while overcharging on quality goods by vendors remained unchecked here on Sunday. The consumers complained that most of the stall holders and handcart vendors of Sunday bazaars continued fleecing the consumers on various commodities particularly on vegetables and fruits in violation of rate lists issued by the Price Control Committee of City District Government Lahore (CDGL). They complained the authorities concerned and the officials on duty that some vendors were selling rotten and substandard vegetables and fruits on cheap rates, but nobody redressed their complaints. However, the consumers alleged such vendors were bribing the officials. In this regard, handcart vendors also alleged that the officials on duty charged Rs 20-30 per handcart for permitting them to do business in Sunday bazaars. On the other hand some vendors while justifying overcharging said that they were compelled to sale commodities, varying the governments rate lists because they also purchased products on soaring rates as retailers and growers also increased the rates of all such products. The officials in Shadman Sunday Bazaar say that the vendors usually increase the rates more themselves on all the commodities in violation of the rate lists, issued by the government, which in fact troubled the poor consumers. They said that officials of quality control committees used to check quality of products time and again and in case of any violation; they initiated action against guilty vendors. They further said that up and down in the rates was a routine matter, however, the district administration had the mechanism to keep check on the shopkeepers and the prices of the commodities available in Sunday bazaars. Hamid Ali, resident of Shadman said that the Sunday bazaar vendors sold most of the items on the same rates of other markets. If the Sunday bazaars are not cheaper than the other markets of the City then there is no need to set up such bazaars, he added. Khalil Ahmed said that Sunday bazaars perhaps were being introduced by the government in order to facilitate the poor consumers but the goal could not be achieved which is a failure of the planners of the CDGL and other authorities concerned. However, the consumers were dissatisfied over the security arrangements in Sunday bazaars. They were of the view that authorities concerned and City police had failed to provide foolproof security in Sunday bazaars despite tall claims.