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Commissioner visits markets to check commodity prices

July 2, 2014



Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, paid surprise visit of different markets on Tuesday to check prices of essential items.

On violation of fixed prices, five shopkeepers including two poultry seller, two fruit vendors and a general grocer were arrested during checking while three hand carts of fruit sellers, who escaped to avoid arrest, were confiscated.

Talking to media the commissioner said that administration has taken all possible steps to provide relief to citizens and price control was its top priority.

Prices were fixed in consultation with traders, manufacturers, consumers and media, he said and added that nobody would be allowed to violate the fixed prices.

He said that price lists were being loaded on website on daily basis, complaint cells have been established at control rooms of Deputy Commissioner offices while complaints could also be registered at commissioner office on phone number 021-99203443 and also through email.

He appealed consumers to cooperate with administration and point out shopkeepers or vendors who were over charging and violating the fixed prices.

He directed district administration and magistrates to take stern action against profiteers and traders not affixing price lists or violating them.

The commissioner visited grocery stores, fruit and vegetable stalls, inquired about the prices and checked price lists issued by concerned authorities.


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Source: Frontier Star (Pakistan)


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