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imageISLAMABAD: In clear violation of directives of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration, vendors and staff holders are not displaying rate lists of fruits and vegetable and instead charge prices at their own in Fruit and Vegetable Market (Sabzi Mandi) in the Federal Capital.

No official of the concerned department bothers to check this violation and as a result, brawls among sellers and buyers is a routine matter, said Mazhar Abbas, a customer who visits this market located in the I-11 sector, twice a week for purchase of fruits and vegetables.

Regarding security arrangements, he pointed out that no walk- through gates have been installed on the entry points to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the buyers.

However, one or two cops are deployed for a few days and they too disappear after some time.

"I have not seen even a single policeman deployed for the security although a police station has been set up at the corner of Sabzi Mandi," Ejaz ul Haq, a resident of nearby I-10 Sector pointed out.

Jahangir Khan, another buyer observed that a large number of unauthorized kiosks and repairing shops have been set up around the market.

He urged the concerned authorities to seriously look into problems faced by the consumers and resolve them on priority basis.

When contacted, the concerned ICT Administration and CDA officials said that they are striving hard to ensure display of rate lists and further improve security arrangements in the markets.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013


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