86 shopkeepers fined, two arrested for profiteering

KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 86 shopkeepers and fine of Rs. 1,92,500 were imposed while two shopkeepers were arrested for profiteering and violating officially approved price list.

The actions against profiteers were taken in the areas including Landhi, Korangi, Shah Faisal, Bin Qasim, New Karachi, Gulberg, Liaquat Abad, Orangi, Gulzar Hijri, Gulshan Iqbal, Jamshed Quarters, Saddar, Civil Line, Saddar and Aram Bagh.

During crackdown 48 milk sellers, two fruits sellers, two meat vendors, 19 food items grocers and 15 chicken sellers were fined, while two shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the crackdown against profiteers will continue till its logical end.