Crackdown Against Shops Selling Masks At A Higher Price Begins, One Pharmacist Arrested

The crackdown has been initiated under Section 144.

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Following the coronavirus scare that seems to have spread around the country, a crackdown has been launched in the federal capital against shopkeepers selling surgical masks at a high price in the country.

The crackdown has been initiated under Section 144. One man was arrested after a medical store in A-11 was raided, the name of the shop owner was Shiraz. He was caught selling a Rs. 5 mask for Rs. 120.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Omer Randhawa led the raids, which were conducted in numerous medical stores of Islamabad. The store owners were told to keep N-95 masks in stock for protection against coronavirus.

Omer said that making a profit by selling the masks at a higher price will be dealt with strictly.

However, there were many big medical stores that distributed masks free of cost in some areas as a preventive measure.

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