SHEIKHUPURA - The District Price Control Committee (DPCC) formulated by the DCO to keep check on prices has lost its credibility to provide relief to the citizens, especially in the ongoing holy month of Ramazan.

The Citizen Welfare Society (CWS) in its meeting expressed concerned over the poor performance of the committee.

Later, talking to the media here at press club, CWS President Nadeem Ahmed said that mutton price was fixed by district administration at Rs520 per kg whereas it was available in the market at Rs650 per kg. Similarly the price of beef was fixed 260 per kg whereas it is being sold for Rs350 in the market. Eggs per dozen rate was fixed at Rs84 which is now being sold at Rs98 per dozen.

Likewise the prices of other edible items have also increased manifold.

The CWS president said that the price control committee apart from holding meetings under the chair of DCO did nothing practically, to control the overcharging. Neither the DCO nor the assistant commissioner have ever bothered to visit the markets to check the price hike, he alleged, adding that even in the holy month of Ramazan the public has been left at the mercy of profiteers.

The CWS president demanded the DCO, Assistant Commissioner, especially the local parliamentarians to come out of their offices and pay frequent visits to markets and Sasta Ramazan bazaars to provide relief to the common man ahead of Eidul Fitr.