DC car­ries out sur­prise raids to check prices

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

HY­DER­ABAD —Deputy Com-mis­sioner Hy­der­abad, Moatasim Ab­basi Wed­nes­day, vis­ited dif­fer­ent mar­kets of the city to check prices of daily use items and di­rected the traders and shop keep­ers to com­ply with the rate list is­sued by the dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Heavy penal­ties would be im­posed over prof­i­teers, hoard­ers and vi­o­la­tors of prices fixed by gov­ern­ment, he warned while talk­ing to shop­keep­ers and traders dur­ing visit of Sabzi Mandi, La­j­pat Road, La­teefabad unit 8 and Hus­sain­abad ar­eas of Hy­der­abad, said a press re­lease is­sued by Sindh In­for­ma­tion De­part­ment.

The DC vis­ited the veg- etable whole sell mar­ket and in­spected the auction process of veg­eta­bles and fruits. He asked whole sell­ers to en­sure sell­ing veg­eta­bles and fruits on fixed prices, avoid hoard­ing and prof­i­teer­ing and dis­play price list at a prom­i­nent place of shop so that buy­ers could see the prices.

He also di­rected as­sis­tant com­mis­sion­ers and Mukhtiarkars to keep vigil on mar­kets par­tic­u­larly on prices and avail­abil­ity of ed­i­bles and other items of daily use, con­duct sur­prise raids and take stern ac­tion against shop­keep­ers, traders and cart own­ers found over charg­ing.

The DC told as­sis­tant com­mis­sion­ers and mukhtiarkars to con­duct raids to check price sit­u­a­tion and avail­abil­ity of food and other items of daily use, im­posed fine over shop­keep­ers and cart own­ers for over­charg­ing and vi­o­lat­ing price list.

Rev­enue of­fi­cials re­cov­ered fine of Rs 1,41,000 in Hy­der­abad City, Rs 24000 in Lat­i­fabad and Rs 3000 in Hy­der­abad ru­ral talukas from prof­i­teers, he in­formed adding that non com­pli­ance would lead to hefty penal­ties and even im­pris­on­ment of the vi­o­la­tor.—APP

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