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Punjab Chief Minister’s message on World Consumer Rights Day

Lahore, March 14, 2017 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government is responsible for protecting rights of consumers as per constitution of Pakistan. He said that protection of rights of consumers is included in the priority of the government and Punjab government is taking all out steps for protecting rights of the consumers. In his message on World Consumer Rights Day, the Chief Minister said that purpose of observing this day is to guard rights of consumers. He said that consumers should also be aware of their rights and duties.

He said that consumer rights include satisfaction; selection, information and redressal and resolution in case of complaint. He said that Contract Act, Sales and Goods Act and other laws exist for the protection of rights of consumers. He said that Consumer Protection Act has been enforced in the province and lakhs of consumers are benefiting from it. He said that consumer courts have been established in 11 districts of Punjab under this act for the benefit of the consumers. He said that an application can be submitted in Consumer Protection Council in case of complaint against a trader or a manufacturer without court fee and lawyer.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Ghaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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