Profiteering: 200 shopkeepers fined, 12 arrested

KARACHI: Karachi divisional and district administration have challaned 200 shopkeepers and charged Rs 340,500 fine from them for selling eatables above government rates, while 12 shopkeepers were also arrested.

This was informed by Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui in a report issued on Thursday pertaining to latest actions taken against profiteers in various parts of Karachi. He said that actions against profiteers were taken in Arambagh, Jamshed Quarter, Baldia, Gulberg, Saddar, Gulzar-e-Hijri, North Nazimabad, Airport, Korangi and Landhi.

“Such actions would be continued against retailers until they sell their goods at government rates,” commissioner Karachi said.

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