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Commissioner directs action against acid-washed ginger proprietors



KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has directed the relevant officers to take strict action against those traders and shopkeepers who sold acid-washed ginger in order to save citizens from cancer and deadly diseases. He also decided to take different measures to establish clarity in the system of auction in the vegetable market so that reasonable prices could be maintained in the vegetable market for vegetables and fruits. Siddiqui held separate meetings in this regard with deputy commissioners of all the districts and traders of the vegetable market to ensure that citizens could be facilitated with reasonable prices and good health. It was decided in the meeting with traders that an open auction would be held at any cost and an auction among specific people would not be allowed. The prices of the vegetables and fruits that were not auctioned openly would not be included in the list of the market committee. This decision came in response to complaints against not auctioning potato, onion, coriander and mint. The meeting was attended by vegetable markets’ wholesale traders, senior officers of market committee and Bureau of Supply Assistant Commissioner, Gulzar-e-Hijri, representatives of the consumer rights organisations and members of the price control committee task force. 

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