68 bakers arrested for selling under-weight roti


District administration Peshawar has arrested 68 bakers (nanbais) and sealed 13 tandoors during a crackdown against profiteers on Friday. The penalized bakers were selling under-weight roti.
District administration Peshawar has launched a mega crackdown against nanbais selling under-weight roti. During the operation, the officials of the district administration inspected 318 shops (tandoors) and arrested 68 bakers while 13 shops were sealed.
The crackdown against the sellers of under-weight roti was carried out in various bazaars of the interior city, Kohat Road, Charsadda Road, Dalzak Road, Warsak Road, G.T. Road, University Road, Circular Road, Nasirbagh Road, Gulbahar, Danishabad and Hayatabad.
The officers of the district administration checked both rates and weight of roti at nanbais’ shops and took action against those selling under-weight roti.
Similarly, the district administration has also inspected filling stations and arrested the managers of three petrol pumps for lower-gauge and overcharging of consumers.
During the crackdown, the officers of the district administration inspected gauges of the filling stations on G.T. Road, Ring Road, Warsak Road, Charsadda Road, Kohat Road, University Road and other localities of the district.
A spokesman of the district administration has said that the purpose of the crackdown is to pass-on the benefits of the recent decline in the prices of flour and petroleum products to the common man.