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Chairman of PACP made inspection visit to Suhar

09/10/2012

HE Dr. Khamees Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) accompanied by Abdurrahman bin Salim Al Qasmi, the Director of PACP’s Administration in Al Batina North and some officials, made an inspection visit to follow up field work in place there.

 

The inspection visit included a number of food stuff, accessories, textile and clothes shops and coffee-shops. During the visit, HE Dr. Al Kaabi stressed the importance of cooperation by everyone to reduce burdens on consumer through accepting a reasonable and satisfying profit margin with no price hikes. Also, he highlighted the importance of keeping price labels visible to consumer; so that every consumer can know options available.

HE Dr. Al Kaabi met some consumers and listened to their opinions, complaints and suggestions regarding providing price stability and fighting fraud and cheating. In the Office of Al Batina Governor, Sheikh Mehana bin Saif Al Lamki , Dr. AL Kaabi had a meeting with the Governor and the Wali of Suhar, where they discussed the programmes, activities and terms of reference of PACP in the Governorate.

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 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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