Eliminating menace of overcharging

LAHORE: Since overcharging is a heinous crime, the news that the City District Government Lahore has arrested 103 shopkeepers for overcharging, is commendable. Price control magistrates visited 982 spots and arrested 103 shopkeepers, out of which 32 were sent to jail. Moreover, cases have also been registered against many shopkeepers, besides imposing on them a fine of Rs24,500. The move certainly deserves applause, keeping in view the great rise in inflation over the past five years. As a customer, the public at large must pay what is the fair price instead of additional unnecessary charges. It is hoped that the administration will continue its crackdown against profiteers in order to avoid the greed of overcharging by all types of vendors, and hopefully other parts of the nation will also follow in the same footsteps.

Saqib Ali

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