Attock: Fine imposed on shopkeepers
ATTOCK: Deputy District Officer Revenue (DDOR) Nisar Ahmed Khan, who also has the powers of the special price magistrate, imposed a fine of Rs30,500 on eight shopkeepers and ordered registration of a case against a wheat flour dealer on the charges of profiteering.
The DDOR said he along with police and revenue officials conducted raids in the different areas of Attock tehsil, including Attock City, Kamra and Gondal, and found nine shopkeepers involved in profiteering.
Mr Khan said Rs1,500 fine was imposed on a fruit seller, Faiz Mohammad, at Darus Salam Colony in Attock City, adding that Rs17,000 fine was imposed on three others shopkeepers – Ishtiaq, Ghulam Ali and Khan Malik – of Kamra Market for selling wheat flour at inflated rates. A case was also registered by the Attock City police against a local wholesale dealer of wheat flour for selling the commodity on higher prices.
Separately, four shopkeepers – Murad Ali, Mohammad Fazal, Mohammad Shoaib and Amir Shehzad – were also fined Rs3000 each, , he maintained.
Mr Khan warned the shopkeepers, particularly flour sellersdealers, against profiteering and said the activity would not be tolerated at any cost.