LAHORE - A consultancy agreement was signed between Agriculture Department and Allied Engineering Consultancy Firm, regarding the planning and designing of a 1098 Kanal fruit and vegetable market at Lakho Dair.

The event was arranged in Town Hall and Provincial Food Minister Bilal Yaseen, DCO Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi, Chief Executive Allied Engineering Consultancy Firm Shaheen Khan and EDO (Finance & Planning) Lahore Rana Saleem participated in the event. DCO Lahore Dr. Ahmed Javed signed the agreement on behalf of Agriculture Department. According to the agreement Allied Engineering Consultancy Firm would plan and design new fruit and vegetable market by June 30. An amount of Rs.4.590 million has been allocated by the firm for this purpose. It should be noted that the district management is making arrangements to shift Badami Bagh fruit and vegetable market at Lakho Dair.

Meanwhile, the DCO Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi ordered the officers of CDGL to strictly monitor the auction of vegetables in markets. He said that the officers should responsibly fulfil their duties and should visit fruit and vegetable markets in the afternoon to monitor the auctions. He further directed the magistrates to keep the record of fine imposed on profiteers and the assistant commissioners of respective areas should submit fine receipts and fine amount to the DCO Office. The DCO has passed orders to improve arrangements in 44 vegetable markets in the city for public facility and directed the officers to raid markets under their supervision so that proper action against profiteers could be taken.