In most parts pf Pakistan, prices of all seasonal vegetables increased by 30 to 60 percent for the sixth consecutive week. Apparently, the government is failing to control the rates, putting the consumers at the mercy of sellers.
The government is ignoring the interests of the consumers and the producers. Politically influenced middlemen are making money. Despite decline in mango exports through Covid-19, domestic price of mangoes is 20 percent high from the last year while the local buyers are still unable to get export quality mangoes at cheaper rates.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan recently took notice of increase in inflation and price of essential items and ordered the administration to control the prices. The order is yet to be implemented.