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Over Rs3m fine imposed on profiteers during last 10 days

ISLAMABAD, May 20 (WNP): The price checking teams of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) have imposed fine amounting more than Rs3 million on profiteers during last ten days for not displaying rate list and selling sub-standard food items.
According to the source within ICT administration, 20 price checking teams headed by the magistrates carried out checking of and took action against more than 2,500 profiteers.
He said administration has intensified on-going anti-profiteering campaign in the city as well as rural areas of Islamabad and also imposed fines amounting more than Rs3 million on the profiteers for over charging.
The source said price hike would not be allowed during Ramadan in any case and those indulging in over charging and not displaying the rate list of food items would be sent to jail.
He told that daily price checking is being carried out in sectors G-7, G-9, F-8, G-10, F-10 , Abbasi Market, Farooqia Market, Tarlai.
He said assistant commissioners are also checking the prices and quality of milk, meat, fruit and vegetables, yogurt and other items.

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