27 consumer courts to be functionalize soon: Advisor

KARACHI:Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Information, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Thursday that protection of consumers’ rights was the responsibility of the government.

Sindh government has established 27 consumer courts recently throughout the province. Though it was a bit late, but soon magistrate and required staff would be posted in these courts to functionalized them fully,” he said while addressing a seminar on the World Consumers’ Rights Day at local hotel today.

He said that after completion of the process, these courts would be useful for redressal of consumers’ complaints. The adviser said that complaints regarding food products and health related items would be given preference in these courts. He said that the Sindh government was trying its best to make those courts completely useful for the citizens so that gap between manufacturers and customers could be abolished.

He said that they were ready to introduce reforms for safe guarding the rights of consumers and invited civil society to point out flaws in this regard. The advisor was of the view that inspite of new legislation, it was imperative to implement existing laws. He said that civil society has to play its role and every member of society should contribute in this regard as it was our combined responsibility.

Later talking to media, the advisor said that PPP in Sindh was being targeted for political victimization by the NAB. He said that Jam Khan Shoro was a respectable member of Sindh Assembly and getting bail was his right. According to advisor, accountability should be across the board not on the aspiration of rulers. To a question, he said that all genuine demands of teachers would be accepted and they should remain in coordination with relevant administration.

He added, “Sindh government belongs to people and all the genuine grievances of teachers would be addressed.” To a question regarding names of federal minister who were associated with banned outfits, the advisor said that hint was enough for sensible, but he added you were all aware of the role of Shehryar Afridi, Asad Umar and Shaikh Rashid added that their videos were circulating.

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