Peshawar: Butchers arrested
PESHAWAR, Aug 20: Fifteen butchers were arrested for overcharging consumers in violation of an agreement with the administration and were sent to prison for 15 days.
The action was taken by the Assistant Coordination Officer Zafar Ali Shah on the directives of the District Coordination Officer Siraj Ahmad Khan.
Butchers were arrested from Hashtnagri, Hospital Road, Kabuli Chowk and Nishterabad markets.
Meanwhile, DCO Siraj Ahmad Khan said the butchers associations had signed agreement with the administration that they would not sell mutton and beef at exorbitant prices. But, he added, the butchers violated the agreement, thus inviting action. He said till the issuance of new pricelist the existing one would remain intact.