KARACHI: A number of 86 shopkeepers were charged fine of Rs118500 in a crackdown against profiteers on Wednesday.
Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensured that the commodities were sold at rates fixed by the administration.
He directed the officials to ensure that prices of commodities were displayed and stern actions against those involved in selling essential commodities at excessive prices were taken. He said that during the campaign, magistrates challaned 86 shopkeepers. Rs118500 fines were charged from different profiteers for selling commodities above rates fixed by the city administration.
He further said that city administration has focused those areas where complaints against price hike were received. These areas included Landhi, Korangi, Bin Qasim, New Karachi, North Nazimabad, Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Manghopir, Orangi, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, Saddar, Civil Line, and Aram Bagh.
In crackdown against profiteers, 54 milkmen, 02 vegetable sellers, 09 shopkeepers of general commodities and 21 chicken sellers, have been fined on selling essential items on excessive prices.