39 profiteers find for overchargingJanuary 26, 2015
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said on Tuesday that a crackdown was continued against profiteers across the city.
The crackdown was launched against the sellers of milk, flour, vegetable, meat, fruit, chicken, and other commodities who were selling goods above government rates. He said that in the latest crackdown, 39 shopkeepers were challaned and a total of Rs 81,000 fine was charged from them.
Crackdowns were launched in different areas of the city that included Liaqatabad, Gulberg, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Murad Memon, Model colony, Shahfaisal, Saddar, Aram Bagh, Civil Lines, Garden, Harber, Jamsheed Quarter, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Orangi town, Baldia town, Landhi, Korangi, Landhi and Malir.
Siddiqui said that the crackdowns were launched by Assistant Commissioners in the city in which 12 milkmen, two shopkeepers of general commodities, one vegetable seller, eight fruit sellers and 16 chicken sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices.
The commissioner said the profiteers would not be allowed to plunder people. He said campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensured that the commodities were sold at fix rate.