79 profiteers fined in KarachiOctober 10, 2014
KARACHI: In a crackdown against profiteers, 79 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 156,500 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. Actions against profiteers were taken in 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, 50 milkmen, 20 shopkeepers of general commodities, two chicken sellers, two vegetable sellers and five fruit sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices.