Iftikhar Ali Shalwani-the Karachi Administrator and Commissioner have taken notice on Wednesday of the sharp increase in the prices of eggs and chicken and directed to take against the profiteers.
As per the reports, the commissioner directed authorities to bring down the rates of the poultry items and ensure enforcement of govt rates at all poultry shops.
Action upon the orders, the district administration launched a crackdown and arrested two shopkeepers from the Nazimabad area of Karachi, and imposed a fine of Rs.55,000.
The crackdown was also launched against profiteers in Liaqautabad town on orders of assistant commissioner, while Rs.175,000 fine imposed on many shopkeepers in district East for selling the poultry items higher than the rate set by the district government.
It is pertinent to mention here that live chicken in the provincial capital was being sold at Rs.400 to Rs.300 per kilogram.