Lahore: Police arrested vegetable vendor for selling vegetables at low prices

The shopkeeper, named Waqas, was detained on the 15th of June on the directions of the magistrate.

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Police arrested a vegetable vendor in Lahore for selling vegetables at low prices.

According to details, the shopkeeper, named Waqas, was detained on the 15th of June on the directions of the magistrate, Chaudhry Kashif Bashir. However, he was later released on bail the next day. A case was registered under the Price Control Act 1977 and Food Stuff Act 1958.

The FIR against the vendor asserted that tomatoes at his shop were being sold at PKR 25 per kg while the official rate list was PKR 50 kg. He was selling eggplants for PKR 52 per kg – lower than the fixed price of PKR 60 kg.

Moreover, the difference in the price of onions was around PKR 7 per kg, while  ladyfinger were being sold for PKR 73 instead of the market price set at PKR 95 per kg.

Soon after the news went viral on social media, netizens were quick enough to criticize officials. Some people expressed their shock over the magistrate’s decision, while others questioned legislators to respond in this matter.

Following this, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communication, Dr. Shahbaz Gill, urged concerned authorities to take action against the magistrate.

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