1005 Raids Against Overcharging In City

1005 raids against overcharging in city

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23th August, 2016) : The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) continued crackdown against overcharging and conducted raids on 1005 shops across the provincial capital, here on Tuesday. As many as 113 shopkeepers were got arrested, of whom 42 were sent to jail for three days after summary trial on the spot.

Price Control Magistrates also lodged 64 FIRs against the shopkeepers in various police stations. The district administration also challaned 20 shopkeepers besides imposing fine worth Rs 61,000 on violators of price act. DCO Capt.(R) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the price control officials to continue crackdown against the hoarders and profiteers.