Over 120 Peshawar traders held for profiteering.


PESHAWAR/MANSEHRA -- The Peshawar district administration on Monday arrested 124 shopkeepers and vendors for profiteering, and also issued notices to managers of six banks over failure to enforce lockdown guidelines on their premises.

The arrests were made during raids in the areas of GT Road, Warsak Road, Chamkani, Inqilab Road, Phandu, Charsadda Road, Peshtakhara, Bara Road, Hayatabad, Nauthia, Tehkal, University Road, Dilazak Road, Qamardin Gharhi and Kohat Road, according to a statement.

Also, a team of officials headed by additional assistant commissioner Gulshan Ara visited the banks located on different roads in cantonment areas, and banks' officials not ensuring social distancing as a large number of people was waiting both inside and outside the buildings.

The managers were issued notices for not enforcing the Covid-19 SOP. The officials also instructed the public to maintain social distancing to help contain spread of coronavirus.

Also in the day, a meeting chaired by deputy commissioner Mohammad Ali Asghar set up a special taskforce led by additional deputy commissioner Ashfaq Khan to ensure enforcement of Section 144 and take legal action against those violating the law.

The participants pointed out that shopkeepers in various localities, doing business of merchandise...

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