Poultry dealers go on strike in Bisham.

SHANGLA -- The poultry dealers in Bisham tehsil on Friday observed a strike against the tehsil administration's crackdown on them for selling chicken without weighing.

They rejected the directive, and vowed to continue selling chicken at a pre-fixed price per piece.

Assistant commissioner Mohammad Jawad Asif had sent scores of poultry sellers to jail for a day and fined them with Rs4,000 each for selling chicken at a pre-determined price.

During negotiations held in the AC office, the poultry dealers refused to sell chicken by measuring its weight, and decided to continue with the strike.

A poultry dealer, Mohammad Bashir said they had been selling chicken at a pre-determined price for decades and the local residents had not complained about it.

However, consumers said dealers fleeced them by selling chicken at a pre-set rate, which often was higher than the actual weight of the bird.

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