KOHAT – The assistant director of the industries and consumer protection department, Saddam Khan, here on Saturday paid surprise visits to different bazaars and markets.
He inspected the price lists of the shops and other business outlets besides checking the hygiene condition. He issued warnings to several shopkeepers for minor violations.
The official also showed concerns over the airing of ‘fake’ news about the imposition of a fine on a trader. He inspected hotels, medical stores, and other business outlets. He directed the traders to follow the official price list and keep their outlets clean.
Mr Khan also interacted with consumers on the occasion and informed them about their rights. He asked them to keep themselves updated and informed. He stressed the need for creating awareness among consumers about their rights and obligations.
The official informed the people at different places during his visit about lodging complaints with the assistant director of industries and consumer protection court in case their rights were violated. He assured them that they would get a remedy for the violation of their rights.
He informed the people about the functioning of consumer courts. He also briefed them about the process of filing cases under relevant laws in the consumer courts.
(Source: Nationa online and print media with input from social media and local sources)