The Government of Punjab has decided to use technology in order to control the market pricing of daily use items in the province. As a pilot project, an Android app named as Qeemat Sialkot has been launched that updates daily pricing of general use items under the administrative control of the Deputy Commissioner.
The Qeemat app updates users with the prices of household items such as vegetables, fruits, and other food items listed by the government on a daily basis. The consumers can also lodge a complaint against any shop/store selling substandard products or at jacked up prices. It also allows users to complain against a shopkeepers’ misbehaviour.
The Deputy Commissioner Sialkot has formed a special monitoring unit which will look into the daily complaints. District administration has also issued a notification in this regard, asking all consumer shop/store owners to comply with the order, as the application also allows easy tracing of non-compliers.
Meanwhile, Usman Dar – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs has applauded the launch of Qeemat Sialkot app and expressed the hope that consumers would no more be fooled by the shopkeepers and sellrs:
You can download the app from the Google Play Store.