profiteer


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profiteer

a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
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ZHOB -- The month of Ramazan teaches us to practice piety, sacrifice, tolerance, fairness, justice, self-control, self-discipline and empathy for the less fortunate in society, but instead of learning the lesson the profiteers here in Zhob have increased the prices of essential commodities to gain maximum profit during the fasting month.
On the directives of District Coordination Officer Saqib Raza Aslam, Assistant Commissioner Mohammad Mugheesullah, Additional Assistant Commissioner Bashir Ahmad and Javed Anwar Kamal, Additional Assistant Commissioner Tariq Hussain, Additional Assistant Commissioner Tariq Mahmood, Additional Assistant Commissioner Shazia Ata raided different bazaars against profiteers.
The spokesman of the district administration said that drive against profiteers would continue and urged the shopkeepers to display prominently price list at their outlets, otherwise, strict action would be taken against anyone if found in charging for items more than the prescribed prices as displayed on the list.
Similarly, Additional Assistant Commissioners (AACs) Abdul Nabi and Shah Zeb held a drive against the profiteers in the jurisdiction of Pahari Pura and Faqir Abad and arresting 22 for overcharging.
A large number of raids were conducted during last year in different cantonment areas and the shopkeepers found violating Consumer Act including profiteers, not displaying price lists, selling products without expiry dates and other violations were imposed fines.
However, a number of 30 profiteers were held from Charsadda Road and similarly 18 from Town and Arbab Road and from others areas were taken for violation.
PESHAWAR -- District administration Tuesday arrested 36 persons in crackdown against profiteers and encroachment mafia in Nauthia and Tehkal areas of the district.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Capital Territory Administration during on-going crackdown against the profiteers in Islamabad imposed fine of Rs.
PESHAWAR -- District administration Monday arrested 34 persons in a crackdown against profiteers and encroachment mafia in different parts of district.
ASTORE -- The district administration here on Thursday launched a crackdown against profiteers and hoarders.
ISLAMABAD -- The price checking teams of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) have imposed fine amounting Rs 6 hundrand thousand on profiteers during the last week for not displaying rate list and selling sub-standard food items.
Road and arrested 22 profiteers while AAC Javed Anwar Kamal arrested 28 persons from Charsadda Road.