‘Qeemat Punjab’: PTI set to launch web portal for immediate action against profiteers

05:58 PM | 16 Apr, 2019
‘Qeemat Punjab’: PTI set to launch web portal for immediate action against profiteers
MULTAN – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led government will launch "Qeemat Punjab" web portal to take immediate action against profiteers across the province.

Price control magistrates of all districts would be linked to the web portal, Multan Commissioner Imran Sikandar Baloch said in a meeting on Tuesday.

People would be given a particular number so that they should register their complaints related to undue profiteering.

Consumers can also lodge a complaint against any shop/store selling substandard products or at jacked up prices. It also allows users to complain against a shopkeepers’ misbehavior.

The complaints will immediately be referred to relevant price control magistrates police station for a prompt action.

The commissioner directed the officials to take strict action against hoarders and to provide maximum relief to common men.

He directed deputy commissioners of Vehari, Lodharan, Khanewal and Multan to inspect bazaars and monitor prices. Similarly, price control magistrates were directed to submit report on daily bases.

Earlier, the officials briefed that 117 price control magistrates had been deputed across the division. They raided 6671 scattered places, registered 117 FIRs and arrested 58 hoarders and profiteers. The shopkeepers were fined over Rs 2.5 million for profiteering.

In February this year, the District administration of Sialkot, with the consultation of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, had launched the app named ‘Qeemat Sialkot.’

The Deputy Commissioner Sialkot has also formed a special monitoring unit which will look into the daily complaints.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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