- Published on Monday, 26 March 2012 14:22
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The Chairman of the Consumer Protection Authority Rumy Marzook said that steps have already been taken to prevent malpractices taking place in the market during the forthcoming festive season.
He said that raids will be carried out to prevent selling of goods at higher prices, changing the fixed prices of goods, selling goods after the expiry date, selling goods underweightef and for failure to display price lists. He said that legal action will be taken against those who indulge in this kind of malpractices and cheating the consumers.
Marzook said that the Minister of Trade has provided the required staff and all other facilities to carry out these raids and 50 officers have been recruited recently.
The Chairman disclosed that during the last two months the Authority carried out 2,600 raids and collected Rs. 30 million as fines. He wanted the people to keep the authority informed of malpractices being carried out by the traders.
Meanwhile, Marzook also said that the Authority has not given any permission for increasing the gas prices. He said information has been received that certain people are misleading the general public saying gas prices have been increased and emphasized that legal action will be taken against such rumourmongers. (niz)