283 profiteers fined, 21 jailed


KARACHI: In a crackdown against profiteers, 283 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 542,000 fine for selling commodities above government rates. Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said the campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensured the commodities were being sold at fixed rates. He said city administration had focused those areas where complaints against price hike were received. These areas included Saddar, Civil Line, Garden, SITE, Baldia, Orangi Town, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Landhi, Model Colony and Korangi.

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