113 Shopkeepers Arrested For Overcharging


113 shopkeepers arrested for overcharging

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th August, 2016) : The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) continued its drive against hoarding and profiteering on Wednesday and arrested 113 shopkeepers.

Also 63 cases were registered against violators of the Price Act and CDGL teams sent 41 out of total 113 shopkeepers to prison for three days after summary trial.

The CDGL special price control magistrates conducted raids on 1037 shops in various areas of the city and inspected price of commodities.

As many as 16 shopkeepers were challaned and fine was imposed worth Rs 21,000. The district administration issued directions to the town administrators and price control magistrates to continue crackdown on profiteers.