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someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)

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make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods

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The only law authority that is legal and authorized to punch the profiteers is the Commissioner and deputy commissioners, which are in numbers that can be counted on fingertips in a city that population has exceeded 30 million.
According to details, increased in dollar price didn't affected inflation but profiteers have started storage of sugar, Red chilli, Oil and cigarette; intend to earn billions from budget.
Assistant Commissioners Rawalpindi City, Cantt, Kahuta and Gujar Khan also imposed fines on profiteers.
He said that prices and quality of commodities in Sunday bazaars should also be checked regularly and added that profiteers and hoarders should not be spared.
During raids on profiteers selling fruits and vegetables at inflated rates in the open market, 54 FIRs were lodged against vendors over violation of official price list and 56 people were arrested and sent to jail over profiteering.
The action being taken against the profiteers is an attempt to provide relief to the public in the month of Ramazan when vendors often try to raise the rates of food items and other essentials.
Talking to reporter the Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Muhammad Ali Randhawa, the Assistant Commissioners and Price Magistrates of the district launched grand operation against profiteers and hoarders in July and conducted 3318 raids in different areas.
According to a district administration spokesman, the Assistant Commissioners (ACs) and Price Magistrates also imposed fines amounting to Rs 409,000 on the profiteers for overcharging the consumers.
It was further stated that the administration in its on-going campaign on Saturday took action against 275 profiteers and imposed fine of Rs 300000, of them 24 were sent to jail for non-payment of fine amount.
As per statement issued here, teams led by deputy commissioners of all districts have been conducted raids across the city on daily basis and taking the profiteers to task.
KARACHI -- The city admiAniAstration on WednAesday arrested 57 profiteers and sent them to jail and fined 490 others for overcharging and selling adulterated edible items, said a statement issued here.
RAWALPINDI -- Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ali Randhawa has directed the Assistant Commissioners (ACs), Magistrates and other officers concerned to conduct raids against profiteers and hoarders regularly and take strict action in accordance with the law against the rules violators.
FAISALABAD:Special Price Control Magistrates have imposed a total fine of Rs 99,500 on 81 profiteers in various parts of the city during past 24 hours.
PESHAWAR -- District administration Peshawar arrested 88 persons in crackdown against profiteers and violators of the official price list during the month of Ramadan.
It also asked the people to inform it about profiteers for crackdown.