SUKKUR: Ghotki District Administration has launched a crackdown against profiteers on Thursday under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner Aijaz Ali Shah. conducted raids various markets and stalls to ensure eatables such as vegetables, mutton and chicken were sold at reasonable rates.
The administration conducted raids at various markets and stalls to ensure eatables that vegetables, mutton, chicken and such items were sold at reasonable rates.
It is worth mentioning here that with the advent of Ramzan, the prices of food items such as mutton, chicken, rice, vegetables have gone up across Ghotki district.
There has been an increase in the prices of fruits as compared to last few days.
After receiving complaints, the deputy commissioner took action and raided various markets in Mirpur and Ghotki where he also imposed fine on the shopkeepers for selling substandard food.
On the occasion, he said that no one would be allowed to con the masses with overpriced eatables.
DC Shah also directed the assistant commissioners, mukhtiarkars, market committee inspectors and other concerned officers to visit the markets daily to monitor the prices of daily use items.
Talking to newsmen, the locals said that only two food items, namely potatoes and tomatoes, were being sold at normal rates whereas the prices of mutton, chicken, rice, fruits and most of the vegetables had increased ahead of Ramzan.
It is worth pointing out here that the shopkeepers have a tendency to hide the price lists under the cash counters, and whenever they learn that any official’s visit to the market, they immediately display the lists.