PNCM greets consumer protection bill

KARACHI: President Pakistan National Consumer Movement (PNCM) Syed Salahudin on Monday lauded the Sindh assembly to pass the Consumers Protection Bill.

Addressing to press conference at Karachi Press Club, he said after passing of the law, it is hoped that soon consumer courts would be constituted on district level.

He said the consumer courts would be bound to give verdict within six months; their powers would be equal to civil courts and police and relevant agencies would be bound to implement their decisions.

He said shopkeepers would be bound to give bill on selling of every kind of item adding: “If any shopkeeper would be found involved in profiteering and selling sub-standard items the courts would impose fine up to Rs0.1million and jail the accused for two years.”

He demanded of the Sindh government to appoint non-controversial and non-political figure in the proposed consumer council.

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