TOBA TEK SINGH - The traders of Pirmahal fruit and vegetable market continued their strike for the second day on Saturday and took out a rally to condemn registration of cases against three traders under Hoarding Act for allegedly selling potatoes on higher than fixed rates.
As per details, due to the rally traffic remained blocked for more than an hour on Faisalabad-Multan Road.
It is to be noted that Pirmahal Assistant Commissioner Khalid Mehmood and Market Committee Secretary Ahmad Ali raided fruit and vegetable market on Friday and directed three traders Seth Muhammad Ajmal, Bilal Aslam and Muhammad Ramzan to sell potatoes at Rs4,000 per (100 kg) bag but they refused. The traders pleaded that they themselves had purchased potatoes at Rs6,000 per 100kg bag.
On the direction of AC, the Pirmahal Police arrested the three traders and a case was registered against them under Hoarding Act. On the occasion, the protesting traders demanded withdrawal of cases and end to the practice of pressurising traders.