141 profiteers fined, four jailedAugust 6, 2014
KARACHI: In a crackdown against profiteers, 141 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 178900 fine for selling commodities above government rates and four others sent to jail. Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensured that the commodities were sold at fixed rates.
He further said that city administration had focused those areas where complaints against price hike were received. These areas included Saddar, Garden, SITE, Baldia, Orangi, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Shah Faisal, Model Colony, Bin Qasim and Korangi.
In the crackdown, 58 milkmen, 20 shopkeepers of general commodities, 36 chicken sellers, 15 vegetable sellers and 12 fruit sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices, while four persons were sent to jail for continuous violation of official rates.