Rawalpindi: Circulation of fake currency protested
RAWALPINDI: Citizens, particularly business circles, have expressed grave concern over circulation of fake currency in the markets, saying even the currency notes which are drawn from banks are fake. “I purchased some commodities from Bank Road Saddar. I handed over Rs 1000 and the shopkeeper returned Rs 610 to me. When I went up to other shop to buy some different commodities, the shopkeeper refused to take the currency note of Rs 500 declaring it fake. I went back to the first shopkeeper who also refused to own it. This way I had to suffer loss of Rs 500,” said Aslam Khan, a schoolteacher.
This menace is on the rise particularly in rural areas where illiterate and semi educated people could not make distinction between the fake and original note.
The citizens demanded of government and State Bank of Pakistan to take notice of this forgery and take measures to ensure implementation of relevant laws on this count.