Crackdown on 300 illegal bachat bazaars in pipeline

May 30, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has said that “Model Bachat Bazaars” would ensure good standard and efficient shopping for citizens besides helping in curbing sale of expensive and low standard food items in the city.

Strong action against 300 illegal bachat bazaars should be taken which deprived KMC from revenue so that real goals of bachat bazaars could be achieved, he directed Enterprise & Investment Promotion Department while giving approval to start taking action against illegal bachat bazaars.

On this occasion Sr Director E&IP Farhan Durrani informed Administrator Karachi that E&IP Department has prepared for complete crackdown against above 300 illegal bachat bazaars to enhance KMC revenue and implementation on this would start in next few days whereas E&IP would introduce metro style model bachat bazaars for provision of economical and standard food items for citizens where all necessary items would be available on one place which would save their time and money. Along with first successful model bachat bazaar more model bachat bazaars would be held so that this facility could be available in more areas of the city.

Zaidi said that holding of bachat bazaars aimed at providing citizens with low cost and standard food items on one place however citizens due to illegal bachat bazaars were facing expensive and low standard food items.

He directed to compile list of all such illegal bachat bazaars and data consisting of details of their organizers and start taking full action against them whereas arrangements for checking standard and price of food items in legal bachat bazaars should be made as well and make them useful for citizens so that citizens could get rid of rapid inflation and all necessary items would be available on low price.

He expressed hope that model bachat bazaars could play an important role in this regard which would promote culture of economical shopping.

He said that organizers of illegal bachat bazaars were not only registered in KMC record but KMC gains no revenue from them as well and on the other hand they were being source of provision of expensive and worthless necessary items therefore strong action against them should be taken.