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2800 profiteers fined in 10 days of holy month of Ramazan

May 4, 2020

Karachi, May 04, 2020 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Bureau of Supply and Prices Department Dr. Khatu Mal in a statement said on Monday that the Sindh Bureau of Supply and Prices Department in first 10 days of the holy month of Ramazan, about 2800 violators of officially fixed prices, sellers of substandard quality items and shopkeepers/vendors not displaying price lists were fined with Rs 5.2 million.

As many as 530 shopkeepers for overcharging masses, for not displaying the official price lists or selling substandard quality items across the province during last 24 hours. He said that around 1900 groceries shops, fruit and vegetables sellers and chicken and meat sellers and other edible items across the province were checked.

Mal said that in Karachi Division alone, as many as 64 profiteers were challaned and fine with over Rs 280,000 while 28 profiteers were fined in Hyderabad with about Rs 670,000 besides 190 profiteers from other districts of the province were challenged with imposition of fines of Rs 370,00.

The Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister said that the strict actions will be taken against profiteering, hoarding and sale of substandard quality items. Mal said that complaint cell established under the department remained active from 9 a.m. to Iftaar timings. Citizens can contact the complaint center at 021-99244608 or email at

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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