97 profiteers fined, 3 arrested

KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 97 shopkeepers and fine of Rs 249,000 were imposed while three shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering. According to a statement issued here on Thursday, during crackdown the administration fined 52 milk sellers, 23 food items grocers, 16 chicken sellers, two fruit sellers, three meat vendors and a vegetable seller. The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, SITE, Garden, Baldia, Manghopir, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan Iqbal, Gulzar Hijri, Liaquat Abad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Shah Faisal, Model Colony, Bin Qasim and Korangi. Commissioner Karachi, 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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