Price-hike, hoarding of edible item in City: Admin submit report before PHC

Humayun Khan

PESHAWAR: The district administration of Peshawar has submitted report on direction of Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Qaiser regarding action taken against hoarders, price-hikers and inspection of bazaars conducted across the city during 20 days of Ramazan before court.

The report stated that in 20 days of Ramadan 6091inspection of trader centers conducted, 1365 shopkeepers were arrested and 296 shops had been sealed by the administration.

The report added that administrative officers of Peshawar are monitoring auction of fruit& vegetable at early morning and issues official price list then go to field to ensure implementation of official prices in the city.

The apprehended traders over violation of official prices including 558 butchers, 187 milk shops and 620 general shopkeepers in which bread-maker, fruit& vegetable shopkeeper were put behind bars as per report submitted before Peshawar High Court.

As per the report Rs,2.736 million fine had been imposed 1365 shopkeepers over violating official price list.

The report added that ‘Sasta bazaars’ had been established in five department places to provide fruit, vegetable and other edible items at reasonable prices to public and also 50 ‘Mobile Sasta Bazaar’ are moving in department areas to provide cheap edible items at doorsteps to the residents of Peshawar.

Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Khalid Mehmood had visited and inspected at university road, Saddar, GT road, tehsil city, Shah Alam, Mattani, Yaka toot, Faqirabad, Hayatabad, Charsadda road and Bara road’s bazaars and directed to ensure implementation official prices in the city.