LAKKI MARWAT: The district administration has set up 25 sugar outlets in different parts of Bannu for the supply of the commodity to the population at a controlled rate.
An official said on Sunday that the outlets were established after the provincial government provided a huge stockpile of subsidized sugar to the district. He said locals could get the merchandise at Rs 90 per kilogram from these points.
Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Zubair Niazi asked food authorities and price magistrates to check sugar stocks and the sale of the commodity on a daily basis.
The official said that the divisional commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai had asked the deputy commissioners of the districts of Lakki Marwat, Bannu and North Waziristan to ensure the supply of sugar at official tariffs.
Mr. Yousafzai called on relevant officials to arrest black monopolists and merchants and seal their outlets.
The official said that in addition to arresting 10 sugar merchants, the administrations had closed 23 outlets in Lakki Marwat and Bannu in the past two days.
He called on the population to lodge a complaint with the deputy commissioners and district food controllers in case the vendors make them pay too much.
The official said dealers’ quotas would be canceled if they violated official tariffs.
In Lakki Marwat, the official said that a huge stock of sugar is available at wholesale outlets.
QIRAT COMPETITION: The seminary students won the 38th District National Hifz-o-Qirat Competitions, which concluded on Sunday.
The district administration had organized the competitions in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Scout Association of Government Centennial Model High School No 1 in the town of Lakki.
Students from seminaries and from public and private schools participated in the four Hifz categories and two Qirat.
A team of judges evaluated the artists under the supervision of the event management committee.
Posted in Dawn, le 8 November 2021