47 shopkeepers fined: 4 arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: As many as 47 shopkeepers were challaned and a fine of Rs. 186,100 were imposed for overcharging in violation to the price list of essential commodities while four milk sellers were arrested and sent to jail on persistent violation of the price list.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has said that an operation against profiteering is underway in the city by the Karachi Divisional and districts administrations, said a statement on Wednesday.

The actions against profiteers were taken in different areas including Korangi, Shah Faisal, Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Jamshed Quaters, Civil Lane and Garden.

Total 37 milk sellers, one fruits vendor and three vegetable merchants 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.