40 fertilizer dealers booked for overcharging, 13 handed over to police

Agri dept also imposes fine of Rs1.7m

MULTAN  -  The Agriculture Department got cases registered against 40 fertil­izer dealers and also handed 13 individuals to police as they were allegedly found involved in over­pricing and black marketing.

According to official sources, the black marketers were also fined over Rs1.7 million. 

The crackdown was conducted during the last two days, across the province. 

As per agriculture department officers, the crackdown will con­tinue in the future. Nobody will be allowed to extract illegal profit from the peasants.


Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Customs Multan region has raided and seized two containers of non-custom paid goods worth Rs355 million at Faisalabad Road.

The Customs Department teams led by Director (I&I) Asif Abbas Khan, Additional Direc­tor Mumtaz Ali Raza and Deputy Director Syed Itrat Hussain have raided against smugglers under the directions of Director General Customs Intelligence (I&I) Faiz Ahmad Chadhar.

The teams seized two large containers of non-customs paid miscellaneous goods including motors belts, granding discs, steel wires, LED tubes and other mis­cellaneous items.

The goods were seized under Customs Act 1969 and containers shifted to I&I warehouse.

Director Regional Office I&I Multan Asif Abbas Khan said that Customs I&I teams were engaged in operations on daily basis to curb smuggling and will continue to pursue the smug­glers until the complete elimi­nation of smuggling.


The district administration here on Wednesday launched a special crackdown against en­croachment under the initiative to rehabilitate infrastructure and beauty of the city.

In line with special directives of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Omer Jehangir, the Municipal Corporation, Multan Develop­ment Authority (MDA) and Mul­tan Waste Management Company (MWMC) while using heavy ma­chinery launched the operation at Gulgasht, Brand road and Goal Bagh. The teams demolished vari­ous illegal constructions and re­moved encroachment from roads and Gardezi Market.

The DC said in a statement that traders and other stakeholders were cooperating with district administration in the operation. He said that crackdown would continue to rehabilitate infra­structure and resolve traffic re­lated issues.

He said that commercial build­ings and plazas had been given ultimatum to fix separate places for parking stands adding that a comprehensive plan has been made for launching of anti-en­croachment operation at other areas of the city.

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