15 profiteers arrested for overcharging in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The district administration has arrested 15 profiteers from different areas of the metropolitan on Wednesday, said a statement issued by the administration.
A team of district administration and food department visited vegetable market at Inqilab road and fruit market GT road and checked quality of food items and their prices.
As a result, 15 shopkeepers were found charging consumers more than prescribed prices of items.
The spokesman of the district administration said that drive against profiteers would continue and urged the shopkeepers to display prominently price list at their outlets, otherwise, strict action would be taken against anyone if found in charging for items more than the prescribed prices as displayed on the list.
He said that district administration had always taken strict action against fleecing people and fine was imposed on retailers indiscriminately, if they were found involved in profiteering.
He said the district administration had given directives to monitor markets in the district regularly and take prompt action against profiteers and hoarders without any political expediency.
Meanwhile, the residents have appreciated the district food controller for imposing fines on substandard food items being sold, suggesting no leniency should be shown towards wrongdoers and unlawful.
They added that unethical business practices should be strongly discouraged for extending relief to common people who hardly met their daily household expenditure.

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