Price Control In Action

I think some one from the higher ups really took heed to my ranting earlier this week. ICT administration fined 14 shopkeepers Rs 7000 for overcharging and not displaying the rate list. Read on for more details on this.

During a price list checkings in Bhara Kahu, the rural magistrate Hussain Bahadur, imposed a fine of Rs 4000 on eight profiteers. City magistrate Farasat Ali Khan fined six profiteers of G-7 sitara market. AC Zaid Bin Maqsood during surprise checking of petrol pump in F-6 sector sealed four units of a petrol pump for short measuring.

I would once again urge all the shoppers to ask shopkeepers to display the rate list and bargain on the right price, because it’s your right.

2 Comments so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on January 14th, 2007 @ 11:44 am

    I hope it is not a one-off move. Price and quality inspections (especially of food items) should happened more regularly to put fear of god among profiteers.

  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    Such surprise visits, raids and fines are usually once in a (long) while practice in Pakistan – let’s see when the next raid’ll come …!

    Apart from that, I personally hate the coded tags shopkeepers stick to items – making the buying decision and bargaining procedure slow :/

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