27 shopkeepers penalised for price gouging

Shop owners charging prices higher than the fixed by local administration

App April 19, 2021


The district administration on Sunday imposed fines worth over Rs216,000 on 27 shopkeepers for charging rates above the prices fixed by the government, an official statement said.

Acting on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Fuad Ghaffar Soomro, the Assistant Commissioners and Mukhtiarkar of City, Latifabad, Qasimabad and Hyderabad Rural made rounds of various markets for checking prices on fifth day of the fasting month of Ramazan.

The officers of district administration also visited 82 shops for checking prices and found 27 shop owners charging prices higher than the fixed by local administration.


Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2021.


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