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SHC seeks details of action taken against profiteers

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2020. 01:34 pm
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Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned details of actions taken against profiteers by provincial government, concerned departments and all divisional commissioners.

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Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar of the SHC remarked that the prices of masks, sanitizers and other items have been increased.

Furthermore He questioned about the price of the mask from assistant commissioner headquarter which he was wearing.

The assistant commissioner replied that it is being sold for Rs 50-60 and its original price was Rs 5.

Furthermore Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar said sanitizers worth Rs 100 sold for over Rs 900 and everything charged twice or thrice the original rate during lockdown.

Furthermore he asked from the assistant commissioner to mention a single place where the government has taken any action.

The assistant commissioner replied that raids conducted by the concerned authorities and the rate list has been uploaded on the Karachi commissioner’s website.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar replied,

“Street vendors don’t know about website. Why don’t you distribute the rate list after printing it? It is very important to control the prices of masks, sanitizers and other items.”

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