Crackdown on profiteers; 200 fined, nine arrested

KARACHI: City divisional and district administration has challaned 200 shopkeepers and imposed fine of Rs309,900 while nine shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering. According to a statement issued on Thursday, during crackdown the administration fined 21 milk sellers, 14 grocers, 23 chicken sellers, 55 fruit sellers, 70 vegetable sellers, three meat vendors and 14 flour sellers. The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, SITE, Garden, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan Iqbal, Gulzar Hijri, Liaquat Abad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Orangi, Ibrahim Hyderi, Model Colony, Landhi, Korangi, Bin Qasim and New Karachi. Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the operation against profiteers will continue till the sale of essential items is not ensured according to officially approved price list.

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