TIMERGARA: The Lower Dir administration on Saturday warned tailors of stern action if they were found overcharging citizens.
The warning was given after the Assistant Commissioner, Timergara, Mohammad Ayaz Mohmand, imposed Rs5,000 fine on 22 tailors for overcharging customers. The official along with police and Dir Levies personnel raided different markets in Timergara city and checked rates of tailoring. The overcharging tailors were also booked.
The assistant commissioner directed the tailors not to charge more than Rs550 per suit.
Talking to journalists, Ayaz Mohmand said raids would continue in other markets to ensure tailors charged the officially-fixed rates. He said the administration had been frequently receiving complaints against tailors overcharging customers.
Meanwhile, a tailor requesting not to be named told Dawn that it was not possible for a good tailor to prepare a suit at Rs550. “We are refusing customers, but they force us to make suits for them at high rates,” he said, adding they would take the issue to court after the Eid.
ROAD ACCIDENT: A woman was killed and four persons were injured when a van plunged into a deep ravine at Beyari Lajbok on Saturday, residents and police said. They said the ill-fated vehicle was bound for Timergara, but it went out of the driver’s control at a sharp turn at Beyari.
The woman was named as wife of Sher Wali, while four other injured were shifted by local residents to the DHQ hospital, Timergara, where their condition was stated to be normal
IFTAR DINNER: The Christian community in Lower Dir arranged an Iftar dinner in the honour of district nazim on Saturday.
On the occasion, nazim Mohammad Rasool Khan said Islam believed in brotherhood, tolerance and patience. He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Muzafar Said had announced construction of a church at Timergara, work on which would start soon.
Courtesy : Dawn News