LHC seeks detailed report on price hike at Ramazan Bazars

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the provincial authorities to furnish a detailed report about soaring prices of essential commodities at Ramazan Bazars in the province.

A single bench comprising Justice Mamoonur Rasheed Sheikh directed the authorities to ensure that essential items are sold at their fixed prices at Ramazan Bazars.

The judge questioned why did price of sugar hike by Rs10 all of a sudden. “Why does sugar price increase even though this is not crushing season?”

“Why is sugar price jacked up only in Ramazan,” he continued.

The judge remarked the provincial government instead of establishing Ramazan Bazars should take measures to check prices of essential items.

“Essential commodities should be sold at their fixed prices at Ramazan Bazars,” Justice Sheikh said, questioning why does the government talk about fixing prices only in Ramazan.

“Why measures are not taken to control prices throughout the year?”

The hearing of the case was adjourned till May 30.