Govt launches crackdown against Murree hotels charging massive rent

The Punjab government on Monday sealed a hotel in Murree for allegedly charging massive rents and selling food at inflated rates to stranded tourists during the Murree snowfall tragedy which saw more than 20 people lose their lives.

Taking swift action, the DC Rawalpindi after completing the investigation directed authorities to seal the Murree hotel allegedly charging Rs20,000 a night from stranded tourists on the incident day.

The district administration took action after a receipt of a private hotel demanding exorbitant rents for rooms went viral on social media.

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