109 vendors and traders fined for profiteering

Hafiz M. Aziz-ur-Rehman

HAFIZABAD: As many as 109 vendors and traders were challaned by the Special Price Magistrates in the district on the charge of profiteering during last month.

The SPMs collected a total fine of Rs. 7,55,000 from the violators during April and warned the shopkeepers to ensure availability of commodities at fixed rates so as to prevent any punitive action. The DC has directed the SPMs that consumer interests should be kept in view so that they could not be fleeced by the traders and vendors particularly during the upcoming Holy month of Ramzan-ul-Mubarik.