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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar has directed all Additional Assistant Commissioners for taking stern action against profiteers and encroachments in their respective areas and giving no relaxation to anyone in this regard.
Assistant Commissioner Sher Afzal held a meeting with Price Control Committee and decided to start crackdown against profiteers, price hikers and encroachers in the district.
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 Monday arrested 34 persons in a crackdown against profiteers and encroachment mafia in different parts of district.
Road and arrested 22 profiteers while AAC Javed Anwar Kamal arrested 28 persons from Charsadda Road.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Capital Territory Administration during on-going crackdown against the profiteers in Islamabad imposed fine of Rs.
The AAC Javed Anwar Kamal conducted raids on Charsadda Road and arrested 22 persons for profiteering and encroachments while AAC Salahuddin Khan arrested 13 profiteers from Warsak Road.
PESHAWAR -- District administration, Peshawar Friday arrested 68 persons in crackdown against profiteers in different parts of the district.