The city government’s price control magistrates challaned 156 shopkeepers for overcharging customers on Wednesday.
The magistrates checked 1,037 shopkeepers in the city during a campaign against overcharging in Ramazan.
The CDGL special teams also lodged cases against 32 shopkeepers and sent six to jail after summary trials.
The district administration imposed Rs200,000 fines on shopkeepers for violating the Price Act. These teams, headed by assistant commissioners and town municipal administrators, visited shops and Ramazan Bazaars and inspected prices of commodities. The DCO directed price control officials to continue operation against hoarders to provide relief to the people during Ramazan.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2014.
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