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PACP holds Board of Directors meeting, cornerstones reviewed

07/08/2014

The Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) held its second meeting in 2014. Presided over by HE Dr Said Al Kaabi Chairman of PACP, the meeting reviewed the cornerstones and efforts done by PACP to extend its umbrella to cover consumer in all regions and governorates of Oman. 

 

The Board of Directors members reviewed the most important points at the legal report prepared by the legal department at PACP; the critical decisions, rules, laws, agreements, contracts and judicial rulings.
The challenges PACP had to overcome during the first six months of 2014 have been reviewed; while the achievements done by PACP at every field; administrative development, awareness events, training, media, drafting new rules and laws and market control and monitor have been hailed by members of the Board of Directors during the meeting.     

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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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