3 arrested for profiteering in Karachi
KARACHI: The city administration arrested three shopkeepers and fined another 72 for violating the official price list for essential edible items. In a statement issued on Monday, Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said that during the crackdown 17 chicken sellers, seven grocers, 10 green grocers, 31 milk sellers and seven fruit sellers were fined Rs78,700 while three profiteers were arrested.
The raids were carried out in Saddar, Civil Lines, SITE, Garden, Baldia Town, Bin Qasim Town, Ibrahim Hyderi, Ferozabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Landhi, Korangi and Model Colony. The commissioner said those arrested were sent to jail after legal formalities.