1600 shopkeepers fined for overcharging

Ministries Official News

Karachi, April 30, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Bureau of Supply and Prices Department fined 1600 shopkeepers for overcharging masses on purchase of essential use items and for not displaying the official price lists across the province in first six days of the holy month of Ramazan. Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Bureau of Supply and Prices Department Dr Khatu Mal on Thursday said that the officers of the department along with the price magistrates in a crackdown against profiteering, challaned 1600 shopkeepers and imposed fines of over Rs 3 million, according to a news release.

He said that around 8300 groceries, fruit, vegetables, chicken, meat and other edible items sellers were checked. The Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister said that the strict actions would be taken against profiteering, hoarding and sale of substandard quality items. During the last 24 hours in Karachi Division alone, 89 profiteers were challaned and fined with Rs 408,000 while 300 profiteers from other districts of the province were fined with over Rs 200,000.

Dr Khatu Mal said that a complaint cell established under the department remained active from 9 am to Iftaar timings. Citizens can contact the complaint center at 021-99244608 or email at bspadprices@gmail.com. He said that the strict actions would be taken against profiteering, hoarding and sale of substandard quality items.

For more information, contact:
Sindh Information and Archives Department
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
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Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk