OUR STAFF REPORTER SADIQABAD - The district administration has put in place the District Consumers Protection Council in Rahim Yar Khan on the directive of the Punjab government. The councils chairman will be a district coordination officer. The purpose of the councils establishment is to ensure protection of consumers rights in the district. The first meeting of the council was held under the chair of DCO Dr Javed Ahmad Qazi. Addressing the meeting, the DCO said that if a seller adopts an inappropriate behaviour toward consumers, a legal action would be taken against him. Every seller is bound to issue a receipt to consumers against transactions. Otherwise, a fine of up to Rs 50,000 will be imposed on defiant shopkeepers, he said. Committees will be constituted at tehsil level and the media will be informed about the committees performance so that awareness can be spread regarding consumers rights. The DCO directed all the assistant commissioners of the district to set up sub-councils at tehsil level to ensure protection of consumers rights. The meeting was also addressed by Rana Irfan, Mazhar Bukhari, Islam Islam, Farzana Hameed, Misbah Gujjar and Aisha Tariq. They said that corner meeting would be organised for this purpose and through the media people would be educated pertaining to consumers rights. The council consists of the district police officer, executive district officer (finance and planning), additional district collector, EDOs (health and community development), DO (agriculture extension), Khanpur tehsil municipal officer and DO (E&IP) as members. Likewise, the non-government members include Islam Islam, Hafiz Abdul Razzaq, Rana Muhammad Irfan, Mazhar Bukhari, Farzana Hameed, Sumera Hafeez, Misbah and Aisha Tariq.