KARACHI:As many as 232 profiteers were challaned and an amount of Rs 490,700 was recovered in term of penalties from them during the ongoing crackdown to check the illegal profiteering through sale of essential commodities on excessive prices in violation of the officially approved price list.
This was said by Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi, said a statement on Thursday.He said that the profiteers were challaned in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, Garden, Site, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters,Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Bin Qasim and Korangi.
Shoaib Siddiqi said that total 54 milk sellers, 66 fruit vendors, 49 vegetable merchants, 19 food items grocers, 38 chicken sellers and five flour sellers were challaned for selling the commodities on excessive prices.
The Commissioner Karachi has directed the officials concerned to control prices and ensure the sale of daily commodities in accordance with the notified price list to provide maximum relief to the people.
Source : APP