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Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Most Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Economically, the use of electricity and the purchase of food and medicine may increase during Ramadan in Muslim-majority areas, due to the physical hardships of adjusting one's schedule from eating during the day to eating at night.
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Ramazan package was distributed to the poor people at a gathering arranged by a local welfare body, Sabawoon, in Saleem Khan union council.
Subsequently, the monitoring magistrate of the bazaar, Rawalpindi Assistant Commissioner Haider Abbas, said that up to 19 items were being sold in subsidized rates in all Ramazan bazaars.
Think all the students deserve to be relaxed during Ramazan and exams.
It stated, "Having people associated with showbiz host Ramazan transmissions is an unfortunate practice.
For customers who want to talk, SMS and use the internet, extra value package is offered with free calls after 3rd minute, 500 free SMS and 10MB free GPRS daily throughout Ramazan. Daily rental for extra value package is just Rs 3.99 + tax.
Another woman named Allah Rakhi, 62, said that vendors at Sasta Ramazan Bazaars near Jinnah Stadium Sialkot and Tehsil Bazaar Sialkot were involved in dishonest measuring of the weight of commodities.
that from 1st Ramazan to six Ramazan, citizens purchased 45716 kg
In one such research exercise published back in 2010, two deputy directors of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Muhammad Akmal and Muhammad Usman Abbasi wrote: 'On the basis of the results (of the research study) we can conclude that the overall CPI (consumer price index) inflation may not increase in Ramazan. However, the opposite may be true in (the) case of explaining (the) Ramazan effect on individual items.'
'The Punjab government is spending billions of rupees on providing quality edibles for citizens at subsidised rates during the holy month of Ramazan,' he said.
The retail price of white gram (mota), white gram (bareek) and basin per kg was fixed at Rs145, 104 and Rs122 and at Ramazan Bazar at Rs140, Rs95 and Rs118 respectively, the officials said, adding that the retail price of mutton and beef per kg was fixed at Rs790 and 370 and at Ramazan Bazar at Rs750 and Rs345 respectively.
The Sindh government has devised a plan to control man-made inflation during the holy month of Ramazan.
Addressing the meeting, the provincial minister said that quality and sale of commodities at fixed rates also be ensured in the open market like Ramazan bazaars so that relief could be provided to people in real sense.