FAISALABAD - Seven Christmas bazaars have been made functional in Faisalabad district in order to provide essential commodities to the community at subsidised prices.

Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani visited the special bazaars at Christian Town Eidgah Road, Pinto Ground Warispura and other areas.

CPO Athar Ismail, Deputy Secretary Home Department Punjab Shahzada Khurram ADCR Muhammad Shahid, AC Ahmar Sohail Kaifi, Zubair, Lala Robin Daniel and a large number of people were also present.

The deputy commissioner took a round of special Christmas bazaars and inspected the quality and prices of essential commodities. He interacted with the consumers and enquired from them about the benefits and arrangements of Christmas bazaars. He visited the stalls of vegetables, fruit, sugar, ghee and grocery items. He directed the management for uninterrupted supply of the essential items. He also checked the record of sale of subsidised flour and said that 10kg bag of flour was selling at Rs250. He said that strict security arrangements, vehicle parking, traffic management, cleanliness and necessary arrangements were being made to make these bazaars a success.

He said that special instructions had been issued to the relevant departments to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities in abundance quantity.

The CPO said that strict security arrangements had been made on the eve of Christmas for the protection of churches while security had also been put on high alert in the public parks and recreational points in order for peaceful observance of Christmas.

He said that Christmas bazaars would remain functional till 24th of December. The representatives of Christian community thanked Punjab government for providing relief for them by arranging special Christmas bazaars near the Christian localities.