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Pakistan requests export permit as onion prices decline

Onion prices have dropped drastically across Pakistan over the last few months due to large quantities arriving from around the country, mainly from Sindh. More onions from Baluchistan are also expected to reach the markets during December. Pakistan farmers look to export unsold onions as domestic prices reduce amid arrival of crops. As explained in dunyanews.

Waheed Ahmed, Chairman All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetables Exporters, Importers, and Merchants Association (PVFA) sent a letter to the Sindh Agriculture Department “it is high time that exports of onions may be allowed with immediate effect so that the growers can fetch valuable foreign exchange for the country.”

Waheed Ahmad said that, “the growers of Sindh would certainly be unable to get good prices of their onion crops, leading to financial losses.”

The Chairman is concerned farmers may divert to other crops due to the decline. Less crops to harvest means prices will rise affecting the economy in the future. 

Sindh PVFA has requested the authorities to immediately allow the export of surplus onion crops.

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