79 profiteers fined Rs168600

September 25, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In a crackdown on profiteers, 79 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 168600 fine for selling commodities above government rates, while one other was jailed.

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.

In the crackdown, 61 milkmen, 15 shopkeepers of general commodities, two vegetable sellers and one fruit sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices, while one person was sent to jail for continuous violation of official rates.

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