KARACHI: As many as 323 shopkeepers were arrested and sent to jail during the crackdown against the illegal profiteering and violation of the officially approved price list of essential commodities, during the 15 days of Ramazan.
This was said by Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi in a briefing on campaign against profiteering at Commissioner Office here, said a statement on Wednesday.
He said that 768 shopkeepers were challaned during the crackdown while Rs 7,275,200 were recovered in term of penalties imposed on the profiteers, hoarders, and violators of price list.
He said total 719 milk sellers, 1,005 fruit vendors, 17 meat merchants, 502 chicken sellers, 1,245 retailers of vegetables and 68 flour vendors were challaned for selling the commodities on the prices in violation to the notified price list.
Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has directed the officials concerned to ensure the sale of essential commodities on prices in accordance with the officially approved price list to establish the writ of the government.