LAHORE - The consumers have complained the authorities concerned of City District Government (CDG) that the vendors are overcharging and supplying substandard commodities in various Sunday bazaars of the City. In a survey of Sunday bazaars conducted by TheNation in different localities of the provincial metropolis including Islampura, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Karim Park, Shadman Colony, Baghbanpura and other bazaars revealed that shopkeepers were selling substandard products on the prices of first hand products. Thus the consumers hopes to get some relief in Sunday bazaars are shattered. Thin attendance of consumers was witnessed in such bazaars due to hot weather in the City. The administration failed to provide basic facilities to the consumers despite the instruction of the higher authorities of CDG. In this regard, no arrangements of tents, potable water and other facilities were provided by the Sunday bazaar administrations and the consumers compelled to use umbrellas during shopping. Insufficient security measures were also witnessed on about all the entry and exit points of the bazaars. Sunday bazaars, although were being set-up by the government as 'Sasta Bazaars keeping in view the purchasing power of different stratum of the society particularly the poor and lower middle class so the management of these bazaars failed to control prices of almost all the commodities available in the bazaars and the vendors were fleecing the consumers by overcharging. Poor sanitary system in such bazaars was another concerning issue that need proper attention of the administration. Talking to TheNation, Mohammad Ali, a consumer, said there was no relief for the poor while they had come here to purchase the livings on low rates. Another consumer Zahra Bibi said it was first Sunday after the presentation of provincial budget but she found things were more inflated in the bazaar. Fatima Noreen, another consumer, was however annoyed due to lack of proper arrangements for women in Sunday markets. She said insufficient security measures could create any untoward incident so tangible security arrangements should be ensured at such public places. Amjad Ali, another consumer, said the things were out of purchasing power of the poor even in Sunday market while the quality of the things was very poor. He said there was no big difference in prices of fruit, vegetable, flour and rice after and before presentation of budget. On the other hand the stallholders were worried about the low attendance of the consumers due to very hot weather. Responding to the question of inflated rates of commodities most of them were of the view that they had got purchased products on inflated rates so how they could sale out on cheap prices.