332 profiteers fined Rs 984,500

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Rawalpindi District Administration has conducted 4318 raids in seven tehsils of the district to check profiteering during last week and imposed Rs 984,500 fines on 332 shopkeepers while 60 shops were sealed besides netting 27 violators.

According to a district administration spokesman, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq while chairing a meeting of price control inspections checked performance of the authorities concerned.

The DC was informed that strict action in accordance with the law was being taken against profiteers and hoarders and FIRs were being registered while the violators were being sent behind the bars.

The meeting was informed that raids were being conducted in seven Tehsils of the district and fines were being imposed on the violators.

The officers concerned had been directed to visit different markets on daily basis and take strict action in accordance with the law against profiteers to provide relief to the citizens.

Cases should also be registered against the rules violators and they should be sent behind the bars, the DC said adding the rate lists must be displayed at prominent places at the shops besides ensuring establishment of DC counters at big general stores.

Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Noor ul Amin Mengal had also directed the special prices magistrates to take strict action in accordance with the law against profiteers

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