Rawalpindi: Fake currency frequents Pindi bazaars, markets
RAWALPINDI: Circulation of fake currency is on a rise in Rawalpindi and its rural areas. The fake currency business is common in several markets of the city, including Saddar, Commercial Market, Raja Bazaar, TenchBhata, PirWadhai and Faizabad bus stand. The rural areas of the city are also hit by the vice. Traders, citizens and social 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. This menace is on rise particularly in rural areas where illiterate and semi-educated people could not distinguish between the fake and original note.
The citizens have demanded that the government and State Bank of Pakistan take notice of this forgery and take measures to ensure implementation of relevant laws on this count.