PESHAWAR, Sep 15 (APP): The district administration has arrested 48 profiteers including five petrol and CNG filling station owners on charges of making artificial price-hikes and selling commodities at a higher rate.
According to a spokesman of the district administration, five filling station owners were booked on charges of the low cage on GT Road and Hayatabad while shopkeepers and bread makers were apprehended on selling their commodities at a high rate besides being involved in encroachment.
He said the assistant commissioners on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah Khan conducted raids on GT Road, Hayatabad, Gul Bahar, University Town, and Faqirabad areas from where the accused were arrested.
The spokesman said the artificial price of daily used commodities including vegetables and fruits in the wake of the flood situation was unacceptable and strict action would be taken against the culprits.

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