Islamabad: Crackdown against profiteers intensified
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration has imposed fines of Rs 94,000 against profiteers across the federal capital as it has intensified crackdown against profiteers. In this regard, the assistant commissioners and magistrates are keeping a close watch on shopkeepers during their visits in their respective jurisdictions.
Since the launch of the drive in January, 94 profiteers have been imposed fines for over-pricing, said a press release issued here on Friday.
Assistant Commission (Saddar) Malik Afsar Khan raided sectors G-10, G-11 and F-10 markets and imposed fine worth Rs 15,000 on 16 profiteers. During raids in Tramri and Sihala, ITA Secretary Bashir Ahmed imposed fines of Rs 18,000 on 19 profiteers.
Assistant Commissioner (City) Maryam Khan raided G-9, Aabpara and Jinnah Super markets and imposed fines amounting to Rs 8,000 on 12 profiteers.
During price checking in Barri Imam, Noorpur Shahan and Shezad Town, Assistant Commission (Rural) Nadir Chata imposed fine of Rs 7,000 on seven profiteers. Magistrate (Sadar) Muhammad Liaqut Abbasi raided shops in Sabzi Mandi and imposed Rs10,000 fines on 10 profiteers, while the city magistrate raided Aabpara, Melody, Abbasi and Madina markets and imposed fines amounting to Rs 11,000 on 17 profiteers. Magistrate (Rural) Hussain Bahadur checked shops in Rawat and Chirrah and imposed fines of Rs 7,000 on seven profiteers.
The traffic magistrate and the DFC imposed fines worth Rs 18,000 on 15 profiteers in the Industrial Area. Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed ahs said that the District Administration would ensure the availability of food items at the control rate and no one would be allowed to fleece consumers. Vowing to continue the drive, he directed the shopkeepers to display the rate list prominently.
Amer Ali Ahmed said the quality of meat would also be ensured and shopkeepers selling sub-standard food items would be dealt with strictly.
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