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Suhar: Consumer Protection welcomes scouts from Al-Dhimam school

17/04/2018

The Directorate General of Consumer Protection welcomed scouts from Al-Dhimam bin Saib School for Basic Education, recently in Suhar. In order to familiarize them with PACP role, and objectives related to consumer protection.

 

the students gained knowledge, during their visit, regarding the services rendered by the directorate such as: receiving complaints and following up. They learned how to lodge complaints, ways of research, and the channels that complaints go through to reach a solution. The students also viewed the media departments, methods of information collection, news releases, and the various PACP publications, as well as samples of commodities that were seized due to the violation of the Consumer Protection Law and its executive bylaws or for violating the standards and specifications. At the end, they received PACP awareness publications. 

This visit comes as a part of collaboration between PACP, and the public, and private establishments in order to spread safe consumer culture, among all segments of the community including school students.

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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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