Hot weather decreases activity at Sunday Bazaars

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increased at Sunday Bazaars during closing timings, as citizens preferred staying at home during to the hot weather. The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) staff kept a close eye on vendors fleecing customers and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on 20 sellers at the Johar Town Sunday Bazaar. Seven stalls were dismantled on selling low-quality fruits and vegetables. Customers complained about substandard items being sold at Sunday Bazaars. Citizen Shaukat at the Shadman Sunday Bazaar said that vegetables were substandard and not fresh. She expressed concerns over prices saying that nobody is there to keep a check on rates and force vendors to follow the price schedule issued by the market committee.
Customers complained about security measures at crowded Sunday Bazaars. They blamed the security staff for not being efficient in their duty and compromising on security of hundreds of customers. According to the market committee in-charge’s report, prices of eight vegetables out of 33 reduced and prices of 10 vegetables increased while 15 vegetable prices remained the same. In the category of 21 fruits, prices of six fruits increased and prices of eight fruits increased while the rest remained the same.