Shopkeepers fined for overcharging

Lahore—City District Government Lahore (CDGL) during its drive against overcharging, challaned 78 shopkeepers besides imposing fine worth Rs 3,72,750 on violators of Price Act, here on Tuesday.
CDGL Special Price Control Magistrates conducted raids on 1629 shops in various areas of the city and inspected price of commodities at local level in Ramzan.
As many as 223 persons were arrested out of which 104 were sent to prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.
CDGL also lodged 104 FIRs against the violators of Price Law in various police stations.
DCO Capt (Retd) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the Town Administrators to continue crackdown against the profiteering to provide relief to the masses.—APP

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