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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Profiteers fear no law authority and even they never are willing to cease to rob poor and particularly the fasting Muslim majority here in Pakistan.
Islamabad -- Profiteers and hoarders have become active in the whole country aiming to earn billions from upcoming budget.
He added that five profiteers had also been arrested.
The raids were conducted by the magistrates concerned in their respective areas to check quality of edibles and their rates, he said adding fines were imposed on profiteers for overcharging the consumers.
According to a statement issued from his office, Sardar Usman Buzdar directed the cabinet's sub-committee on price control to take indiscriminate action against the profiteers.
Price control magistrates raided 1,051 places in the city to check profiteering, imposed a fine of Rs37,900 of profiteers and ticketed 31 shopkeepers.
A statement issued by the commissioner's office on Sunday says that the month-long campaign started on the eve of Ramazan so that the profiteers did not rob the customers during the holy month and consumers got commodities at normal prices.
The profiteers who were sent to jail include 12 fruit sellers, six poultry vendors, one milk seller, one meat seller, eight vendors selling groceries and two vegetable sellers.
conducted raids in different markets of the district including Rawalpindi city and cantt areas and imposed fines amounting to over Rs 3.9 million on 1256 profiteers while 113 FIRs were also lodged against the violators.
RAWALPINDI: In order to ensure supply of food items to the citizens on affordable rates, the District Administration conducted raids in different markets of the district including Rawalpindi city and cantt areas and lodged 30 FIRs against the profiteers and hoarders during last week.
KARACHI -- The city administration during its special campaign against profiteers sent 575 shopkeepers, vendors for overcharging and violation of official price lists of daily use items.
KARACHI -- The crackdown against profiteers in Ramazan continued as Rs 444,000 was imposed on 361 shopkeepers for overcharging besides 32 were jailed on Sunday.