83 profiteers fined, eight jailed


KARACHI: In a crackdown on profiteers, 83 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 57, 700 fine for selling commodities above official rates, while nine others were jailed.

In the crackdown, 12 milkmen, 24 shopkeepers of general commodities, 45 chicken sellers and two vegetable sellers were fined for selling essential items at excessive prices, while nine persons were sent to jail for continuous violation of official rates.

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