LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif approved the setting up of a fruit and vegetable market at Kacha, Ferozepur Road on Wednesday. The chief minister constituted a committee, under the chairmanship of Member of National Assembly (MNA) Afzal Khokhar, to look over the project and held a meeting to issue instructions to shift the market from Kot Lakhpat to Kacha within a year.

While presiding over the meeting, he said that a large piece of land was selected at Kacha to setup the market which would introduce a new culture and promote modern economic and trade activities. He said that the market-site was near Motorway, Ring Road and Railway Crossing which made its location strategic to promote trade. He also issued instructions to contact the railway authorities to link the fruit and vegetable market with the railway system.

He told the MNA to review the models of markets in Turkey, Thailand and China in order to build a modern fruit and vegetable market in Lahore.