48 profiteers fined for overcharging

March 30, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In a crackdown against profiteers, 48 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 88, 500 fine for selling commodities above official rates, while two others were jailed.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Tuesday 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, Jamshed Quarters, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, Gulberg, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Murad Memon Goth, Shah Faisal, Aram Bagh, Civil Line, Harbor, Orangi Town, Baldia Town, Landhi, Malir, Model Colony and Korangi.

In the crackdown, 30 milkmen, 10 shopkeepers of general commodities, six chicken sellers and two vegetable sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices, while two persons were sent to jail for continuous violation of official rates.

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