Lahore: Multan road fruit and vegetable market has become a battleground as participants of the tender for the Parking lot fight. Some claimed they were beaten and deprived of the bidding documents in the presence of senior officials.
The bidding process was conducted and that the tender was awarded to one Zulfiqar for Rs252,000 per month, said Raheela, Secretary of the Committee of the market. She, however, denies any struggle or deprivation of the bidders documents and claimed that these were only allegations.
On the other hand, several parties have filed a written application to the Deputy Commissioner of Lahore and the city of AC regarding the incident. As one such letter, written by Farooq and Co. address DC Lahore topic “the beating and snatching of the paper auction, the auction of Parking stand vegetables and fruit market, Multan road.” He said that the incident of beating and snatching of auction documents in the office premises of the market Committee Multan road traffic during the scheduled auction of the Parking lot. Died Faruq, owner of the company, in his letter said that the Committee of the market and the current contractor and its 40 to 50 men the first pressure him not to participate in the auction.
“Seeing that I’m not ready to give them competitive works, they began to beat me on the office premises. No one from the office of the Market Committee helped me, which showed that they were also part of the game. They tore the tender documents from me,” he claimed in his letter. In the letter he also said that the auction should be cancelled immediately so that this mafia can be opened and staff should ask about such a big incident in the office premises and not informing the heads of law enforcement agencies and concerned departments. Sources in the office of DC, argued that some other members have also submitted similar statements about the incident. The scribe tried to contact DC Lahore,, to get it to the official version about the incident, but he was not present on the phone.
The press-Secretary of the DC Lahore Imran Maqbool, however, stated that all statements on the incident will be dealt with in accordance with the law.