KARACHI: The divisional and district administration had challaned 141 profiteers and imposed fine of Rs 1,78,900 on them in different areas of the city.
This was stated by Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui in a statement here on Thursday.
Four profiteers were also arrested for default in payment of fine amount.
He said that 58 milk sellers, 36 chicken sellers, 27 fruit and vegetable vendors and 20 other shopkeepers were challened and fined for overcharging during price checking in Saddar, Garden, Site, Baldia, Ferozabad, Orangi, New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulzar-e- Hijri, Liaquat Abad, Nazimabad, Bin Qasim Ibrahim Haideri, Landhi, Korangi and Model Colony.
He said that crackdown against profiteering will continue till the sale of essential items is not ensured according to officially approved rates.