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Dhofar Consumer Protection Participates in Royal Court Affairs Open Day


 The Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar participated in the Royal Court Affairs Open Day for the employees of the Royal Court Affairs and their families, which was held in Sultan Qaboos Complex youth culture and entertainment in Salalah, this participation is a part of PACP efforts to promote safe consumer culture among the members of community in cooperation with the various establishments in Oman..


The participation of the department was a mini exhibition regarding PACP role in traffic safety and included the definition of PACP, its jurisdictions and  effective role in the protection of consumers from commercial fraud, highlighting decision No. 257/2015 pertaining to prohibition of sale and trade in used tires, presentation of models for a number of original spare parts and counterfeit car brake pads to inform the visitors of the exhibition, how to differentiate between them due to their direct impact on the increase in road accidents, as well as, videos on the hazards of using  used and fake tires, and a video displaying the most important seizures of these commodities and the decisions pertaining  to the prohibition of used tires sale. The participation included answers to all questions related to the rights of consumers and channels of communication with PACP and a distribution of a number of awareness publications to the visitors.


 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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