54 retailers challaned for profiteering

September 24, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: On the directives of Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the crackdown against profiteers selling milk, poultry and other edible items to citizens at exorbitant rates was continued by deputy commissioners of five district and assistant commissioners of all subdivisions of the metropolitan.

A report released by Commissioner Karachi office on Tuesday said that 06 milkmen, 05 fruit sellers, 13 vegetable vendors, 06 edible item retailers, 20 poultry shopkeepers, and 04 flour sellers were challaned for selling their commodities at exorbitant rates and in violation of government prices.

Karachi commissioner said that a total of 54 profiteers were challaned with imposition of Rs 135,300 fine in the crackdown. He said that the actions against profiteers would be continued till they ensured sale of their commodities at fixed rates.