Ac­tion un­der­way to curb prof­i­teer­ing


ZHOB—In or­der to en­sure the avail­abil­ity of ed­i­ble items at con­trolled rates and curb­ing the prof­i­teer­ing ten­dency dur­ing the Holy month of Ra­madan the district ad­min­is­tra­tion’s vig­or­ous anti-prof­i­teer­ing drive con­tin­ued here on Fri­day. Ad­di­tional Deputy Com­mis­sioner Raz Muh­m­mad Kakar dur­ing a sur­prise visit to bazaar raided at dif­fer­ent shops and fined many shop­keep­ers for prof­i­teer­ing and sell­ing sub­stan­dard food items.

Tehsil­dar Syed Muham­mad Mandokhail, Chief Of­fi­cer Ab­dul Qadir Tarakai, Incharge slaugh­ter house Dr. Nasee­bul­lah Kakar, Tehsil­dar Me­htab Shah, Labour In­spec­tor Qasim Khan Mandokhail and Pres­i­dent Bazaar Union Gul Za­man Nasar ac­com­pa­nied him.

Ma­jor­ity of the shop­keep­ers, butch­ers, milks and fruit sell­ers on Kan­da­hari bazaar, Mar­ket Road, Jail Road, Quetta Road and Pir Ghafoor Shah Road were caught red­handed while overcharging and bla­tantly vi­o­lat­ing the of­fi­cially ap­proved prices. Some had also not dis­played the rate list ‘Narkhnama’ at their out­lets.

Dur­ing the raids ADC im­posed fines on the prof­i­teers on ac­count of charg­ing higher than Narkhnama from the con­sumers. Talk­ing to me­dia per­sons he said that the ad­min­is­tra­tion would con­duct raids against prof­i­teers to pro­vide re­lief to the masses dur­ing the Holy month, adding no one would be al­lowed to ex­ploit peo­ple in the name of profit. ADC said.

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