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Consumer Protection at Barka participates in Barka Charity Festival


The Consumer Protection Department at Barka has recently participated in the Barka Charity Festival organized by the Social Development Committee in the Wilayat of Barka in Barka Public Park under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Khalfan Al Ghufaili, Member of the State Council.


The Department participated in an awareness pavilion in which the seized goods, in violation of the Consumer Protection Law and ministerial decisions, were displayed, including expired items, goods with pictures and slogans against ethics, and cigarettes that do not meet specifications and standards. A number of original and counterfeit goods were also presented to educate consumers on how to identify and avoid counterfeit goods. A number of PACP publications and periodicals were also distributed in order to raise awareness and disseminate a culture of good consumption among all members of society.



 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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