A vegetable vendor in Lahore has been arrested for selling vegetables at low rates. As per details, no state-mandated price list was displayed at his shop.
The FIR states that the vegetable vendor had been selling okra (bhindi) for Rs73 per kg instead of Rs95, tomatoes (tamatar) for Rs25 per kg instead of Rs50, eggplants (baingan) for Rs52 per kg instead of Rs60, bitter melons (karailay) for Rs52 per kg instead of Rs90, and onions (pyaaz) at Rs33 per kg instead of Rs40.
The case was registered under the Price Control Acts 1958 and 1977 at the Raiwind City Police Station on the directions of Special Magistrate Chaudhry Kashif Bashir against the vegetable vendor, Waqas Majeed.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill has urged authorities to take action against the magistrate.