A consumer court issued a notice to a proprietor on a petition seeking Rs300,000 in damages for alleged sale of defective furniture that caused embarrassment to the petitioner.
Petitioner Muhammad Sadiq said he purchased furniture from Muhammad Ramzan of Ramzan Furniture House at Shahdra a few months ago for Rs200,000 for his daughter’s marriage.
He said the respondent assured him that the furniture was made of quality wood and that he would be responsible for any fault in the items.
Sadiq said that soon afterwards cracks appeared in the wood. He said he complained to the respondent who refused to replace the furniture or return the money.
Ramzan told The Express Tribune that the furniture was of good quality, and he had told the petitioner to bring the furniture back to his shop, which he did not do.
He said that he was ready to remove the faults if the petitioner came to his shop.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2014.