171 profiteers fined Rs196700

September 28, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In a crackdown on profiteers, 171 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 196700 fine for selling commodities above government rates. 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, Model Colony, Bin Qasim and Korangi.

In the crackdown, 71 milkmen, 20 shopkeepers of general commodities, 32 chicken sellers, 46 vegetable sellers, seven fruit sellers, one meat seller and two flour sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices.

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