Flies buzz over food stalls at Rawalpindi’s weekly bazaars | Pakistan Today

Flies buzz over food stalls at Rawalpindi’s weekly bazaars

Flies over dirty food stalls at weekly bazaars and the cleaning of utensils being used to serve customers with dirty water speaks volumes about the performance of the authorities concerned. It was witnessed that the majority of the food stalls had been set up along sewage drains or near heaps of filth. Despite the extremely unhygienic condition of the food being sold by these vendors, the stalls were thronged by customers. The authorities concerned are not bothered about removing these vendors for selling substandard food.
Meanwhile, there is virtually no difference between orices at the city’s Sunday bazaars and open markets. A comparison between prices at special bazaars and fruit and vegetable markets showed that the Sunday bazaars market authorities did not check the fruit and vegetable market rates while fixing the prices of different items.
The weekly bazaars had failed to provide quality food items, especially vegetables and fruits to residents at reasonable prices, as the prices of most of the items in these bazaars had a minor difference of Rs 3 to 5 compared to the other fruit and vegetable markets in the city.
Sunday bazaars also lack proper security measures and there is a need to enhance security arrangements to avoid untoward incidents

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