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Crackdown against shopkeepers selling sweaters, woolen garments on high prices started.

ASTORE -- The district administration here Thursday started crackdown against shopkeepers selling sweaters, blankets and woolen garments on high prices in the district.

On people's complaints, the Deputy Commissioner Nadeem Nasir have directed the magistrates and assistant commissioner to expedite campaign against shopkeepers who are selling woolen garments, sweaters and blankets on very high prices.

The magistrates conducted surprise raids in different markets and bazaars with clear warning to shopkeepers to sell their products as per the Govt. approved policy and price lists, otherwise strict action would be taken against them.

The prices of woolen garments including sweaters have increased due to increase in chilness in the district and people are being forced to buy these products on high rate to beat coldness.

A sweater was being sold to Rs2000 to Rs4000 in local markets these days against Rs1500 to Rs2500 before winter seasons and increase in prices have irked the residents.

The DC also directed expediting crackdown against shopkeepers on high prices against Govt's approved price lists.

The people have appreciated the crackdown and praised the district administration.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 1, 2017
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