KARACHI: The Saraiki Women Association, a women’s organization, has announced to set up the first affordable vegetable stall from 10th March to provide relief to the citizens and to curb inflation.
The stall will be inaugurated on Friday (Today) morning by the administrator of DMC East Shakeel Ahmed along with other guests and dignitaries by cutting the ribbon. In this regard, a delegation of women under the leadership of Saraiki Women’s Association Karam Akhtar met the administrator of DMC East Shakeel Ahmed yesterday and informed him about their efforts against affordable vegetable stalls and inflation.
Parveen Tahir, Seema Ikram, Shaheen Farhan were included in the women’s delegation. Well-known journalist, anchorperson Akhtar Shaheen Rind, photojournalist Faisal Mujeeb, personal staff administrator DMC East Imtiaz Bhutto, director Parks Tauqir Abbas and director anti-encroachment Elahi Bakhsh were also present in the meeting.
On this occasion, Administrator DMC East Shakeel Ahmed appreciated the efforts of Saraiki Women Association and assured of their full cooperation. Chairperson Saraiki Women Association Karam Akhtar said that inflation has made everyone’s life difficult. Generally, things in the vegetable market are not that expensive. Vegetable vendors in the city charge arbitrary prices.
With the arrival of the month of Ramadan, inflation increases further. Men go to work after giving money for vegetables, but due to the high cost of vegetables, they do not get enough, she added.
She said that due to this situation, Saraiki Women’s Association has decided to help their sisters themselves. The white collar community can neither eat from free tables nor extend their hands to anyone. This effort has been started to help the white collar community.
Karam Akhtar said that this is the first affordable vegetable stall set up in Main Abul Hasan Isfahani Road, Sabri Park, Block Four, A, Gulshan Iqbal which will continue. Similar stalls are planned to be set up in different areas of the city but need the help of philanthropists.
Karam Akhtar appealed to the citizens to boycott everything expensive including vegetables. Buy cheap vegetables yourself and encourage others too.