Lahore: Officials sources explained that Punjab has released 928 million funds for the Ramadan packages all over the Punjab. This amount has been released straight in the accounts of Deputy Commissioners. However, local body’s chief executives are deprived of this fund. Member of provincial assemblies has the responsibility to go and visit Ramadan Bazar in their local constituency. Govt. of Punjab has already allocated 9 billion rupees for Ramadan package but so far it released on 928 million. As far as prices are concerned no or zero control has been observed.
People also found complaining about sale of low standard fruits and vegetables in these bazaars for the first day of Ramadan. Details of subsidy amount are as for Rawalpindi, 2 crore and 30 lacs, Faisalabad 8 crore, Multan 20 crore, Gujranwala 7 creore, Sargodha 1 crore 80 lacs, Sahiwal 1 crore 60 lacs, DGKhan 1crore 30 lacs, Bahawalpur 76 lacs, Sheikhupora 5 crore, Kasur 6 crore, Nankana 9 crore, Attock 1 crore, Jehlum 1 crore, Chakwal 1 crore, Toba Tek Singh 1 crore, Jhang 1 Crore, Chiniot 1 crore, Lodhran 50 lacs, Vehari 62 lacs, Gujrat 4 crore, layya 1 crore, Bhakkar 1 crore, Rajan pur 1 crore, Bahawalnagar 1 crore, Rahim yar Khan 2 Crore, Muzaffar Garh 1 crore, Mianwali 1 crore, Khoshab 80 lacs, Okara 1 crore, Pakpattan 80 lacs, Sialkot 1 crore, Narowal 45 lacs, Mandi Bhaudin 2 crore, Hafizabad 65 lacs and Lahore got 3 crore rupees as Ramadan Package subsidy.
However, sources revealed first installment of above mentioned total amount has already been sent to incumbents while other will be on their way. Chief Executive of local bodies were not authorized to have this amount but straight into Deputy Commissioner’s account.