Profiteers fined with Rs 210,000

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The district administration imposed Rs 210,000 fine on several shopkeepers over profiteering here in the provincial capital during the last 24 hours.

A spokesperson of district administration said on Friday that price control magistrates got registered 25 FIRs against profiteers after 438 inspections. As many as 95 violations were found.

On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner La-hore Umar Sher Chattha, the inspection teams checked rates

in different markets and Ramzan bazaars to ensure availability of commodities at government announced rates. Price control magistrates have imposed fine of Rs.169,000 on 80 shopkeepers on charge of profiteering in the district during past 24 hours.

A spokesman of the local administration said on Friday that price control magistrates inspected 1324 shops in different markets of Faisalabad and found 80 shopkeepers involved in profiteering and over-charging.

Therefore, the magistrates imposed a total fine of Rs.169,000 on them and warned that they would be sent behind bars if they did not mend their way of profiteering, he added.

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