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Fruit & veg prices skyrocket in Pakistan
According to Geo News skyrocketing prices for fruit and vegetables are becoming a problem for people across Pakistan.
In Karachi, the price of onions has reached Rs150 per kilogramme, while in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, and Multan among others the price lies within the range of Rs100 to Rs120 per kg.
According to an expert, the prices have increased due to the recent monsoon rains.
In Lahore, the prices of onions and tomatoes have increased significantly. In Sunday markets, onions and tomatoes were barely present as they are being sold at a cost of Rs110 per kg in the open market.
On the other hand, onions are being sold at Rs120 per kg in Peshawar. However, onions were being sold at Rs50 to Rs60 per kg in the city during the Eid holidays.
Speaking on the matter, a consumer from Multan remarked that the ordinary citizens can no longer buy these staple commodities. “Onions and tomatoes are used in all the vegetable and curry dishes made at our homes,” he added.
Another citizen from Sukkur requested the mayor and deputy mayor to look into the issue and provide some relief to the people of the country.
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Publication date: 9/11/2017
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