peshawar-encroachment (1)

PESHAWAR, August 1: The Peshawar district administration has arrested more than 50 shopkeepers in operation against encroachments and overcharging merchants.

According to the Assistant Commissioner, Mr Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, the crackdown against profiteers and encroachers was carried out at Scheme Chowk, Mattani, Badaber and in interior Peshawar city where 38 nanbais (bakers), butchers dairy and vegetables’ vendors were arrested.

The assistant commissioner said that 19 shopkeepers had been arrested in Ramdas Bazaar. “Prior to the operation, the shopkeepers had been warned through legal notice to remove encroachments, which had been troubling local residents there,” he added.