In Pakistan, a sharp increase in vegetable prices was observed in the days before the start of the festival of Ramadan. Yesterday, consumers complained that the prices of vegetables were going through the roof. The sudden increase in the prices of almost every item has burdened the people, who demanded the government to take practical steps to control the price-hike.
They said though they often heard about the directives and announcements of the government but the ground reality is different. They asked the government to think about the poor instead of relying on briefings by officials from the bureaucracy. The shopkeepers and vendors had also displayed price-lists provided by the district administration and presented it to the customers whenever they failed to convince them about the hike in prices.