Price checking teams impose Rs6.6m fine
ISLAMABAD—The price checking teams of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration have imposed fine of Rs 66,00,000 on 35,000 profiteers during the last 20 days.
ICT administration has intensified ongoing anti-profiteering drive and raiding parties inspected of shops and 35,000 profiteers were imposed fines Rs 66,00,000 during daily price checking in Ramzan, the spokesman of district administration said.
The inspecting teams carried out 233 inspections of food outlets while they also disposed off 40 kg rotten fruits and vegetables.
He said that ICT administration issued notices to 79 unhygienic food outlets and submitted 23 challans of hotels, bakeries and restaurants in the court during last week.
The administration has directed the food outlets to ensure compliance of food safety laws failing which stern legal action will be taken against the violators.
The raiding teams are also carrying out checking of quality of milk, yogurt, samoosa, pakora and sweets and sent 79 samples of food items to laboratory for analysis. Those selling sub-standard food items and over charging would not be spared, the spokesman maintained.—APP