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PACP Chairman visits Dhofar to review preparations for Khareef


HE Dr Said Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) made a visit to Dhofar Governorate to check the preparations taken by PACP at Dhofar, the plans and programs for the Khareef Season at Salalah; in order to deal with expected work pressures related to receiving consumer complaints, wide-spreading knowledge of consumer rights and obligations and distributing flyers and booklets.     


HE made a tour on a number of markets and commercial shops; encouraging traders and suppliers to commit to The Law of Consumer Protection; the fair treatment with consumer that is characterized by transparency  and attaching more attention to the quality of products and services offered to consumer.
HE Dr Al Kaabi had a meeting with HE Sayyid Mohamed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Dhofar Governor and HE Shiekh Oufiet Al Shanfari, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality and discussed the latest and most recent preparations taken by PACP to be applied during Khareef, and concluded with hailing the efforts done by Government offices and agencies to support PACP at providing consumer welfare and protection.  


 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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