IANS | 12 Nov, 2019
With the prices of essential
vegetables such as cabbages and ginger reaching as high as Rs 150 and Rs
500 per kilo respectively in Pakistan, there seems to be no respite for
consumers as the prices of 43 out of 51 items of daily use have gone up
by 289% as compared to the same period last year.
seriousness of the situation can be gauged by the fact that tomatoes are
being sold here at Rs 200 to Rs 300 per kilo while onions are going for
Rs 200 per kilo. Sugar is retailing at Rs 90 per kg.
to the Pakistani media, for the first time tomatoes have touched Rs 300
per kg in Karachi while the wholesale price of tomatoes is over Rs 200
Not only vegetables, the spike could also be seen in the
prices of fruits. Papaya is currently available at Rs 160 per kilo in
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan. A dozen bananas can cost Rs 120.
problem is not just for the vegetarians. Non-vegetarians are equally
plagued by inflation. Mutton is sold at Rs 900 per kilo.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has created a special unit to keep tabs on inflation, the Dawn has reported.