Profiteering: 79 jailed, 1563 fined in Nov

KARACHI: On the directives of Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the city authorities took actions against profiteers, sending 79 profiteers to jail and challaning 1563 shopkeepers and imposing fine on Rs2,641,500 in the month of November 2015.

A report about the actions taken against the profiteers said that 414 milk sellers were challaned with a fine of Rs 1,151,000; 128 fruit sellers were challaned with a fine of Rs150,000; 626 vegetable sellers were challaned and fined Rs 746,000. On the other hand, 198 profiteers were challaned and fined Rs 351,500, 184 chicken sellers were fined Rs 288,000 and 13 flour sellers were imposed fine of Rs 75,000.

Siddiqui instructed the deputy commissioners to take strict actions against these profiteers and ensure the reasonable prices of daily commodities for common citizen.