PU IJT closes 2 shops for overcharging
LAHORE, July 31: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday forcefully closed
two shops in the Punjab University (PU) shopping centre, it was learnt. The IJT
has already banned the sale of beverages of several multinational companies on
the campus. In the recent incident the IJT workers have banned the shops
claiming that they were overcharging.
PU IJT nazim Muhammad Ayub said that they had received complaints against shopkeepers who were
overcharging. He said, "The closure of shops is nothing new for us as we close
shops for overcharging or selling poor food items. He said further the
university authorities were not taking steps for this purpose so the IJT closed
shops for the welfare of students. PU Hall Council chairman Prof Azhar Akram
said he was not aware of the incident. He said it was the responsibility of the
university authorities to take action against such incidents.
officer Zahid Karim Khan said the PU authorities had the right to give its shops
on rent. He said if there would be problems like overcharging or poor quality
items then the authorities would take action. He said the students who had
forcefully closed the shops had taken the law in their own hands. He said the PU
administration would take action against those responsible after a thorough
investigation. He said he had not received any complaints from any shopkeeper
about the closure of their shops by the IJT workers. Daily times
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