The Punjab government is ready to start a home delivery service in five big cities of Punjab. The aim is to ensure that eatables are made available at fixed prices in the province.
Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar presided over a meeting to review steps in order to control prices in Lahore. Initially, as a pilot project, the home delivery service will be introduced in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, and Multan.
In order to monitor prices and address the complaints of the consumer effectively, Qeemat Punjab App has been developed. Furthermore, the facility to purchase commodities online at fixed rates would be provided via this app.
He has asked officers to raise awareness among people so that they can fully benefit from the Qeemat Punjab App.
It was revealed by the chief secretary that two farmer markets will be developed at the Tehsil level in every district.
He said that strict action will be taken against the profiteers, hoarders and those who create artificial dearness. Officers have been directed to strictly check wholesalers instead of shopkeepers to stabilize prices.
Auction processes in fruit and vegetable markets will be overseen by the administrative officers. They will also keep a check on the demand and supply of commodities.