Profiteers are being provided an open play ground to set prices on their own during COVID-19 attack while the government officials are just doing the lip service of controlling the price hike.
The government is propagating the use of Punjab government mobile application Qeemat App to get awareness about the official price list. However, awareness creation about the prices failed badly due to non-implementation of these rates by the sellers across the city. The sellers have completely refused to sell on the same price given at the official rate list.
Now the government is also considering of not establishing Ramazan Bazaar this year due to the covid-19 pandemic, which will be another hit for the public on food prices inflation.