KARACHI: As many as 67 shopkeepers were challaned and a fine of Rs 77000 was imposed for overcharging in violation to the price list of essential commodities while nine profiteers were sent to jail.
Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has said that an operations against profiteering is underway in the city by the Karachi Divisional and districts administrations, said a statement on Tuesday.
The actions against profiteers were taken in different areas including Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, Korangi, Model colony and Gulberg.
Total 29 milk sellers, three fruits vendors, three vegetable merchants, two food items grocers and 30 chicken sellers were challaned for violating price list.
The Commissioner Karachi has also assigned duties to the administrative officers at the time of auction of fruits and vegetables to check and control the artificial shortage of fruits and vegetables so as to provide relief to the masses.
The Commissioner Karachi said that the crackdown against profiteers will continue, till the time the sale of essential items is not ensured in accordance with the price list.