Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon has directed all assistant commissioners to conduct daily operations against price gouging, encroachments, and professional beggars in their respective areas.
On Sunday, Assistant Commissioners conducted inspections at 138 places regarding price hikes. A fine of Rs12,000 was imposed on violators, one shop was sealed, one person was arrested and transferred to the police station, and 34 professional beggars were also arrested and transferred to the police station, ICT spokesperson Dr Muhammad Abdullah Tabassum said.
Meanwhile, action was also taken against illegal clinics and shisha cafes, with two illegal clinics being sealed.
The operations were also carried out against encroachments, price gouging, and the seizure of more than six kilogrammes of polythene bags. Action was also taken against illegal petrol filling agencies and illegal LPG filling stations.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th2023.