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Consumer Protection Nizwa receives the “Outstanding Knight Camp” students

25/01/2017

Consumer Protection Nizwa recently received a group of participants in the 3rd Outstanding Knight Club, organized by Bahla Sports Club in cooperation with Al Soor Voluntary Team. The visit comes within the efforts of PACP to disseminate consumption culture amongst the communities, and to introduce PACP and ways to communicate through various media.
 

 

 

The visiting group members were introduced to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and its objectives. The introduction was through a lecture by the staff  titled “Consumer Protection: Duties and Objectives”, presenting the jurisdiction and the consumer rights as stipulated in the consumer protection law, in addition to various other topics including how to differentiate between original and counterfeited goods, and samples of goods seized from the markets for violating the health and safety standards or other laws and decisions by PACP.
The lecture concluded by distributing several awareness and educational publications, and answering questions from the participants.

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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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