KARACHI: Three profiteers were arrested on their frequent violation of notified price list of essential commodities while 74 shopkeepers were challaned and a fine of Rs 61,100 imposed.
Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has said that the operation against profiteering is underway in the city by the Karachi Divisional and districts administrations, said a statement on Thursday.
The actions against profiteers were taken in different areas including Korangi, Airport, Bin Qasim, Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Gulshan-e- Iqbal and Aram Bagh areas.
Total 24 milk sellers, five fruit vendors, two vegetable merchants, 12 food items grocers and 31 chicken sellers were challaned for violating price list.
The Commissioner has also assigned duties to the administrative officers at the time of auction of fruits and vegetables to check and control the artificial shortage of fruits and vegetables so as to provide relief to the masses.
The Commissioner said that the crackdown against profiteers will continue, till the time the sale of essential items is not ensured in accordance with the price list.