127 shopkeepers fined for overcharging



As many as 127 shopkeepers were fined and a fine of Rs 217,100 was imposed for overcharging in violation to the price list of essential commodities while seven profiteers were arrested.
Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said that an operation against profiteering is underway in the city by the Karachi divisional and districts administrations, said a statement on Wednesday.
The actions against profiteers were taken in different areas, including Landhi, Korangi, New Karachi, North Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Gulberg, Jamshed Quarters and Saddar.
Total 49 milk sellers, three fruits vendors, five vegetable merchants, 16 food items grocers, 45 chicken sellers and nine flour sellers were challaned for violating price list.
The Karachi commissioner has also assigned duties to the administrative officers at the time of auction of fruits and vegetables to check and control the artificial shortage of fruits and vegetables so as to provide relief to the masses.