LAHORE: Price Control Magistrates of the district administration continued drive against hoarding and profiteering in the city and got arrested 12 shopkeepers for profiteering.
As many as 108 shopkeepers were challaned besides imposing fine worth Rs 170,500 on violators of Price Act.
Special monitoring teams Thursday conducted raids on 731 shops in various areas of the provincial capital and inspected prices of commodities at local level.
As many as 05 persons out of 12 were sent to prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.
DCO Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the price control officials to continue crackdown against the hoarders and profiteers.