Commissioner warns against price hike


KARACHI: In the developed and civilised nations, everyone is very well aware of the rights and responsibilities of a consumer and the governments know the power of purse. Unluckily lack of awareness of the consumer rights and responsibilities in our society give rise to many social and economical issues.Commissioner of Karachi - stated this in a meeting of FPCCI Standing Committee on Consumers Protection held in Federation House, Karachi.President Zakaria Usman, and Senior Vice President Shaukat Ahmed of FPCCI welcomed the commissioner and said that this year the commissioner initiated efforts before start of the holy month of Ramazan and controlled the prices of essential consumer items and also ensured supply of food items smoothly in the markets. Usman said that the commissioner was considered as guardian and custodian of the city. He appreciated the commissioner who has always been found serving the people and in resolving their issues and problems. He said that the awareness of the consumer rights and responsibilities amongst them would automatically help in eradicating the menace like price controlling, stock piling tampering in weight. “The traders should give relief to the masses during Ramazan,” he urged. Shoaib Siddiqui said that during the holy month of Ramzan constant checking controlled the prices of the goods and random raiding on markets and the defaulters were arrested and fined for overcharging of prices. He informed that so far about 32,000 challans have been made against such unscrupulous elements of the society and Rs. 5.5 million fines have been recovered from them. 

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