Shop owner made to pay new phone, Rs25,000 fine to consumer

Man takes marble seller to consumer court

By: News Desk      Published: 11:24 AM, 22 Jan, 2021
Shop owner made to pay new phone, Rs25,000 fine to consumer

The first order of a Consumer Protection Court which was implemented in the country this year was on Friday when a mobile phone shop owner in Karachi was not only made to give a new cellphone to the buyer but also Rs25,000 in fine, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Consumer Protection Court, Karachi South had given its verdict in the case on December 10, 2020.

Fida Hussain Abro had bought a used mobile for Rs12,000, and when it turned out to be a defective one he approached a Consumer Protection Court, which after the hearing of one year, finally pronounced the verdict in favour of Abro.

A report on the implementation of its order has been submitted to the court.

Marble seller

A consumer court in Karachi issued notices to the parties concerned when a man on Friday approached and demanded Rs1 million in damages from a marble seller for allegedly selling to him poor quality marbles.

Khalid Hussain, the consumer, has stated in his petition that he had bought marbles from Dilshad Marbles in lieu of Rs24,000, but later he found out that they were all of the inferior quality. “Some were broken while the colours of others later fainted,” he complained.

He further said that despite visiting the shop several times to have the marbles changed, the shop owner was not giving him new and better ones.

He said he had been cheated by Dilshad Marbles.