The district administration is taking concrete steps to provide edible items at affordable prices to the masses.
After receiving complaints of over payment, Azimullah Khan, Deputy Commissioner Astore ordered magistrates to daily check the price lists in the district’s market shops and take action against speculators.
During the magistrates’ surprise visit on Wednesday, several merchants were fined for breaking the prescribed rate lists.
The DC warned that no one would be allowed to do justice himself and that strict measures would be taken against merchants who charge excessive fees to their customers.
In the meantime, the public appreciated the efforts of the district administration for ensuring food products at affordable prices.
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