293 profiteers fined Rs0.42mn

August 15, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In a crackdown on profiteers, 293 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 426800 fine for selling commodities above government rates.

In the crackdown, 94 milkmen, 59 shopkeepers of general commodities, 96 chicken sellers, 24 greengrocers, 17 fruit sellers, one meat seller and two flour sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices, while 7 persons were sent to jail for continuous violation of official rates.

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