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April 19, 2021

Profiteers fined a total of Rs495,000

Karachi

April 19, 2021

The deputy commissioners of Karachi have been taking action against profiteers across the city on the directions of Karachi Commissioner Navid Shaikh.

Sharing details of the action, the Commissioner Office on Sunday said a total of 153 profiteers were penalised across Karachi on Saturday and a total fine of Rs495,000 was imposed on grocery stores, milk shops, poultry shops and fruit and vegetable sellers for overcharging.

According to a statement issued by the Commissioner Office, in last two days, as many as 302 shopkeepers were fined a total of Rs1 million. The commissioner asked the deputy commissioners of the city to continue their operation against the profiteers. He said the deputy commissioners must make sure that essential food items were available at fixed government rates to the citizens.

In the passage of two days, according to the Commissioner Office, action was taken against as many as 66 milk retailers for violating the prices of milk fixed by government. A total fine of Rs355,000 was imposed on 66 milk sellers. In the meantime, 75 fruit sellers and 92 grocery shop owners were fined Rs92,000 and Rs167,000 respectively.