Distt admin conducts 6000 raids, impose Rs10m fine on profiteers

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Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi District Administration on the directive of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Capt (Retd) Anwar ul Haq launched a vigorous campaign against profiteering, hoarding and imposed fine over Rs 10 million on 5603 shopkeepers this year and 22 violators were sent behind the bars.

According to a district administration spokesman, the administration was regularly conducting raids against hoarders and profiteers.

He said that fine imposed on the violators in seven tehsils of Rawalpindi district during last three months.

Teams conducted over 6000 raids in seven tehsils of the district during the period and imposed fines on 5603 violators, he added.

He said the administration also lodged 22 FIRs against the violators and the profiteers were sent behind the bars during the operations.