Karachi: 114 shopkeepers fined, 6 arrested for profiteering
KARACHI: Karachi divisional and district administration has challaned 114 shopkeepers and a fine of Rs 162,500 was imposed for violating officially approved price list whereas six other shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering. According to a statement issued on Thursday, during crackdown, the administration fined 65 milk sellers, 19 food item grocers, 25 chicken sellers, four vegetable sellers and a meat vendor.
The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, SITE, Garden, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan Iqbal, Gulzar Hijri, Liaquat Abad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi and Model Colony. Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the operation against profiteers will continue till the sale of essential items is not ensured according to officially approved price list.