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Al-Rustaq: intensive inspection of the industrial area in order to create a safe consumption market


PACP as represented by the Consumer Protection Department in Al-Batinah South Governorate has organized intensive inspection of the shop and workshops in Al-Rustaq industrial area in PACP efforts to create safe consumption market.



The Head of Market Regulation and Control Department, Mr. Saud Al-Hamrashdi, indicated that these campaigns were conducted to ensure that all services venues, coffee shops and restaurants abide by the laws, and to check that commodities and services contain price tags and to make sure that there is no increase in prices unless according to decision 12/2018 by PACP which prohibits price increase for commodities and services. Mining, filing, blacksmithing and aluminum shops were visited as well with the emphasis on the importance of keeping the inspection form, issuing invoices for the consumers. Tire shops were visited as well to ensure tires validity in accordance with decision no 257/2015, and to make sure that no used tires are sold which is a violation of the consumer protection law. Awareness labels and materials were distributed on the shops as well.
These intensive inspection campaigns are conducted out of the faith in PACP’s educational and awareness role both for the suppliers and consumers alike, and to protect the rights of all.


 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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