Lahore, March 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that protection of consumers’ rights is the basic responsibility of the government, adding that this agenda is included in the priorities of the Punjab government. In his message on World Consumer Rights Day, the Chief Minister said that Punjab government is taking all possible steps to protect the rights of the consumers and observed that there is also a need that the consumers should know their rights and responsibilities. He said the purpose of celebrating this day is to raise awareness about consumers’ rights.
Under the Constitution, it is the responsibility of the government to safeguard the rights of the consumers. He said that Consumer Protection Act has been enforced across the province and this has been benefitting lakhs of consumers. Under this act, consumer courts have been set up in different districts to facilitate the hundreds of thousands of citizens. In case of any complaint against the trader or the manufacturer, application can be submitted to the Consumer Protection Council without any court fee or a lawyer, concluded the Chief Minister.
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