Consumer court: Damages sought for defective phone

He said that the proprietor had assured him that there was no fault with the phone.


Our Correspondent August 03, 2013
Petitioner Muhammad Irfan submitted that he had purchased a second-hand Blackberry mobile phone for Rs10,000 from Ehsan Mobiles in May. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:


A consumer court on Friday issued a notice to the proprietor of a mobile phone shop to respond by August 8 in a suit seeking Rs100,000 damages for allegedly selling the petitioner a defective mobile.


Petitioner Muhammad Irfan submitted that he had purchased a second-hand Blackberry mobile phone for Rs10,000 from Ehsan Mobiles in May. He said that the proprietor had assured him that there was no fault with the phone and that he would take responsibility if it developed a fault in two days.

Irfan said that the mobile phone started hanging the very next day. “I complained to the proprietor but he delayed the matter and later refused to fix the problem,” he said.

He prayed the court to direct the respondent to pay him Rs100,000 as damages.

The Express Tribune tried to contact the proprietor Muhammad Ehsan, but was unable to reach him.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2013.

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