RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi District administration netted 12 alleged profiteers in the last 24 hours.
They conducted 1,529 raids in seven tehsils of the district to quash profiteering. They also imposed fines worth Rs 101,500 on 128 shopkeepers, while eight shops were sealed.
According to a district administration spokesman, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Noor ul Amin Mengal, while chairing a daily review meeting of price control inspections checked the performance of the authorities concerned. The Commissioner was informed that strict action in accordance with the law was being taken against profiteers and hoarders.
The meeting was informed that 307 raids were conducted in Gujar Khan Tehsil and fines amounting to Rs 15,500 were imposed on 12 violators while a shop was sealed.
Over 97 raids were conducted in Kahuta and seven violators have imposed fines. Raids were also conducted in Kallar Syedan, Kotli Sattiyan, Murree, Taxila, Rawalpindi Cantt, Rawalpindi City, and Rawalpindi Saddar areas.