KARACHI: World Consumer Rights Day 2020 was observed by cutting cake here by the Consumer Rights Protection Council of Pakistan (CRPC) at the Karachi Press Club with a message to raise awareness of consumers for improving quality of products.
Cake cutting ceremony was attended by Imtiaz Khan Faran – President Karachi Press Club, Arman Sabir – Secretary KPC, Saqib Saghir – Joint Secretary, Ashfaq Mangi – Senior Vice Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party, Shakil Baig – Chairman CRPC, Saleem Chandio – Senior Vice Chairman, Iftikhar Mirza – Organizer Sindh, Umair – Organizer Karachi, Hammad Poonawala – Chairman All City Tajir Ittehad, Abdul Qadir Noorani – Vice Chairman and others.
Speaking on this occasion, Imtiaz Khan Faran appreciating efforts of CRPC said that such events are very important in creating consumers awareness. “Consumers should now get awareness themselves so no one could cheat them as every consumer deserve quality products on reasonable prices,” he stressed.
Ashfaq Mangi said that all consumer organizations should follow practical approaches like done by CRPC.
Shakil Baig lauded government of Sindh for taking steps to raise consumer awareness and addressing their issues. “Consumer Protection Council should also be made functional and as we think it is an effective tool to safeguard rights of consumers,” he urged.
Consumers in Pakistan are facing multiple issues with regard to quality products and over pricing. It is good that consumer courts are now functional which is appreciable. Sindh Food Authority and PSQCA should also improve their working to facilitate consumers, Shakil Baig added.