Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Ali has asked citizens to use ‘Qeemat Punjab App’ to lodge complaints against profiteering and hoarding.
He also urged the citizens to lodge complaints on helpline 080002345 to help the administration in controlling the prices of essential commodities.
“The App has been developed for the good use of the public to know about the daily price of fruit and vegetables and essential commodities. If the citizens found any discrepancy in the prices and daily rates, they may lodge the complaints online by using the App,” he said adding that the App will forward the complaint to price control magistrate as market and shops will be geo-tagged and the complainant will be notified about resolving the complaint.
According to a spokesperson, the Rawalpindi district administration was regularly conducting raids in all tehsils to check profiteering, hoarding and other violations regarding prices of daily use items.
Price control magistrates have been directed to take strict action against profiteers and hoarders and ensure the availability of food items and other essential commodities as per rates fixed by the government, the spokesperson said.
He said that the performance of the price control magistrates was also were being taken to task in case of poor performance.
The deputy commissioner has said that profiteering of food items would not be allowed and traders should strictly adhere to the rates fixed by the government, the spokesperson said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2021.
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