In order to provide facility for common masses to purchase good quality commodities of daily use in a neat/ clean atmosphere in respectable manner at the prices less than the market, in 2011, Punjab Government decided to establish Model Bazaars with permanent structure in major cities/ districts of Punjab. To monitor establishment/ construction and functioning of Model Bazaars, a Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) under the Convenorship of Mr. Muhammad Afzal Khokhar, MNA/ has been constituted.
At present, Model Bazaars are functional at Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Jampur (Rajanpur), Faisalabad, Gujrat, Kasur, T.T. Singh & Lahore (Township, Harbanspura, Thokar Niaz Beg, Raiwind & Sabzazar). One Bazaar each at Sialkot, Khanewal, Faisalabad and four at Lahore (Mian Plaza, Johar Town, China Scheme, Sher Shah Colony & Chung) are under construction. Proposal of new/ additional Model Bazaars at Bhera (Sargodha), Pattoki (Kasur), Gujrat (additional) and Meat Market and Food Court at Raiwind (2nd Phase) are under consideration.
Most of these Bazaars are working successfully and earning good fame and profit. Total profit, so far earned by the Model Bazaars is Rs 75.275 million. Concerned DCOs look after/ manage the establishment/ functioning of Model Bazaars through Model Bazaar Welfare Organizations. Convenor PSC, Secretary IC&I and Focal Person Model Bazaars/ Chief WTO, IC&I Department also monitor / visit the Model Bazaars.
The Administrative Committee of Model Bazaar to invite application in each trade category through advertisement in local media, the terms & conditions and venue to be included in the advertisement. The Administrative Committee to scrutinize the applications for granting permission to run the stalls to the suitable applicants. If the applicants are more than the number of stalls in a particular category then allocation of stalls to be made through balloting for such trade. The Administrative Committee shall seek approval of allocation/ permission to run stalls after fulfilling the prescribed procedure / scrutiny from the Model Bazaar Welfare Organization.
- Parking will be free but arrangements will be made by MBWO for safety of vehicles.
- Main focus shall be given on essential commodities stalls.
- Remaining to be decided by the respective MBWO.
|Address||Punjab Model Bazaar Management Company 81-I, Johar Town, Lahore.|