The National Highways and Motorways Police (NHMP) took action on complaints of overcharging by shopkeepers at various service areas located on the Motorway and fined and registered cases against various shops. Shops and restaurants located at Kalar Kahar, Chakri, Bhera and Sial Mor service areas were fined and their cases forwarded to the local courts. Meanwhile, NHMP continued its action against overcharging by transporters and retrieved thousands of rupees that were wrongly charged from passengers. The amount was returned to the passengers on the spot. As per details, officials of the Motorway Zone and North Zone (Peshawar to Lahore) took fined 83 and 187 public transport vehicles respectively and returned thousands of rupees to passengers.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2014.