199 shopkeepers fined, two sent to jail

KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 199 shopkeepers and a fine of Rs 2,83,500 were imposed while two shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering.

According to a statement issued here on Wednesday, during crackdown, the administration fined 121 milk sellers, 37 food item grocers, nine fruit sellers, 24 chicken sellers, one flour seller and seven vegetable sellers.

The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, SITE, Garden, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan Iqbal, Gulzar Hijri, Liaquat Abad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Orangi, Ibrahim Hyderi, Model Colony, Landhi, Korangi and New Karachi.

Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the operation against profiteers will continue till the sale of essential items is not ensured according to officially approved price list.