Kohat/Lakki Marwat: During Ramazan, the Kohat district administration has announced the launch of mobile saasta bazaars to market fruits, vegetables, wheat flour, ghee, and sugar to people in pick-up trucks and rickshaws at subsidised rates. People protested about saasta bazaars’ high prices and low quality of products.
They said that their reports to the deputy commissioner had gone unanswered. On Wednesday, the deputy commissioner went to a bazaar where people were complaining about higher prices for sugar, ghee, flour, onions, and fruits.
During the day, Food Secretary Khushal Khan visited sasta bazaars in the Lakki Marwat and Bannu districts, saying the bazaars were set up to provide people with necessary products at subsidized rates during Ramadan. Deputy Commissioner Abdul Haseeb briefed him on the supply of important commodities in the saasta bazaars of Lakki and Naurang towns in Lakki Marwat.
He also mentioned that the administration had established an appropriate surveillance system to ensure that SOPs against Covid-19 were followed. The secretary was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Zubair Niazi on a visit to a saasta bazaar in Bannu district.
Meanwhile, Bannu DC Mohammad Zubair Niazi inaugurated a saasta bazaar at the Link Road Chowk in the Township area. Mr. Zubair along with AC Osman Ashraf inspected stalls and spoke to shopkeepers and buyers about facilities. He promised strict action against profiteers and sellers of substandard and adulterated food items.