9 profiteers were arrested 222 shopkeepers challaned with fine of Rs 5 lacs

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Karachi (PR): The campaign initiated by the city administration on the directive of Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon against the profiteers on overcharging is being tried to be made effective for which Commissioner Karachi has issued directives to the deputy commissioners to be remained in the field themselves to take action against the profiteers and to supervise the campaign in their districts so as to prices fixed by the city administration is enforced strictly.

The details of the reports submitted by the deputy commissioners to the Commissioner on Sunday show the various districts have taken strict action  strict against the profiteers and have fined them without showing any leniency

On Sunday  on the directive of the Commissioner, all deputy commissioners along with the concerned officers  remained in the field and checked the prices and supervised the action taken by their officers against profiteers on overcharging

As per reports submitted to the commissioners 9 profiteers were arrested eight in the district of east and one in the district of south. In total  222 profiteers were fined Rs five lacs      

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The deputy commissioner of District Malir reported having imposed fines totaling Rs27000  on 18  profiteers. In the district central concerned magistrates fined Rs 123000   on 14 profiteers. District east  District east administration took strict action against the violators of the government prices in which the officers authorized the arrested of eight profiteers in the Ferazabad subdivision of the district for overcharging of prices of milk, chicken, fruits, and grocery. According to the detailed district, East 126   profiteers were fined Rs.283000.  Officials of District  West administration fined Rs. 10000 on 11 profiteers.

The officials of kemari imposed a fine of  6 thousand on four profiteers while in district  South. One vegetable seller was arrested and Rs 3 lac 13 thousand 5hundred was fined on 42 Profiteers. According to the report of the district, korangi 7 profiteers were found overcharging so they were fined Rs37500.

Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon has asked the deputy commissioners to continue the campaign against the profiteers and ensure the efforts being carried by the city administration to provide relief to the people, especially during the month of Ramadan successful. He said prices fixed by the City administration should be enforced strictly so as to people get essential food items at fixed prices.

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