Lahore—The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) during its drive against overcharging, got arrested 99 shopkeepers besides lodging 66 FIRs against violators of Price Act, here on Thursday.
CDGL teams also sent 28 persons out of total 99 to the prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.
As many as 22 shopkeepers were challaned and fine was imposed worth Rs 25,000. CDGL Special Price Control Magistrates conducted raids on 921 shops in various areas of the city and inspected price of commodities at local level.
DCO Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the Town Administrators to continue a crackdown against the profiteering to provide relief to the masses.