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Lahore

January 12, 2015
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No let-up in artificial price-hike

Lahore

January 12, 2015

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LAHORE
OVERCHARGING recorded in the city markets as the prices of majority of the seasonal vegetables and fruit remained stable.
It seems that the producers are not willing to shift the reduction in petroleum product prices to the end users by curtailing the rates of edibles in the city. The vendors contributed to it by overcharging on the officially fixed rates as the writ of the government did not exist to control the artificial price-hike created by the sellers.
However, the ministers are very vocal on the pricing issue in the media and official meetings held on the issues but the no concrete are seen so far. The reduction in oil prices are also result of the international politics of the oil producing countries which could benefit the public at large with effective management and willingness of delivery by the political leadership.
This week the potato price was fixed at Rs20 to Rs23 per kg sold at Rs24 per kg. Onion rate was fixed at Rs18 to Rs20 per kg while mixed sold at Rs20 per kg and A-category was at Rs24 per kg. Tomato was fixed at Rs44 to Rs46 per kg, while mixed sold at Rs46 per kg. Garlic local was fixed at Rs128 to Rs135 per kg, sold at Rs140 per kg, and garlic China was fixed at Rs132 to Rs140 per kg. Ginger Thailand was fixed at Rs120 to Rs130 per kg, garlic China was fixed at Rs125 to Rs135 per kg, and ginger India at Rs82 per kg but sold at Rs200 per kg. Spinach Farm was fixed at Rs9 to Rs10 per kg, sold at Rs20 per kg, while spinach local was fixed at Rs24 to Rs28 per kg, sold at Rs30 per kg. Brinjal was fixed at Rs30 to Rs33 per kg, sold at Rs35 per kg. Bitter gourd was fixed at Rs100 to Rs108 per kg, sold at Rs120 per kg. Cucumber price was Rs60 to Rs67 but sold at Rs80 per kg. Lemon China was fixed at Rs50 to Rs62 per kg, sold at Rs70 to Rs80 per kg. Zucchini was fixed at Rs29 to Rs31 per kg, sold at Rs35 per kg.
Cauliflower was fixed at Rs15 to Rs20 per kg, sold at Rs25 per kg, and cabbage was fixed at Rs25 to Rs30 per

kg. Green chilli local was fixed at Rs75 to Rs82 per kg, and farm at Rs40 to Rs46 while sold at Rs80 to Rs100 per kg. Capsicum was fixed at Rs90 to Rs100 per kg. Pumpkin was fixed at Rs59 to Rs62 per kg, sold at Rs65 to Rs70 per kg. Radish price was fixed at Rs7 to Rs11 per kg, sold at Rs15 to Rs20 per kg. Turnip was fixed at Rs10 to Rs15 per kg, sold at Rs20 per kg, methi was fixed at Rs22 to Rs28 per kg, sold at Rs30 per kg, while carrot was sold at Rs30 per kg against the price of Rs28 per kg. The price of different variety of apples was fixed at Rs40 to Rs132 per kg, while sold in the average range of Rs50 to Rs120 per kg. Pomegranate Khandhari A-category was fixed at Rs160 to Rs172 per kg, and B-category was at Rs132 to Rs138 per kg, while it sold at Rs170 per kg.
Citrus fruit A-category was fixed at Rs70 to Rs80 per dozen, B-category at Rs30 to Rs36 per dozen while mixed sold at Rs70 per dozen. Other citrus fruit was fixed in the range of Rs50 to Rs102 per dozen while sold in the range of Rs50 to Rs110 per dozen. Grapefruit price was fixed at Rs13 to Rs15 per piece while not sold there. Guava A-category was fixed at Rs60 to Rs70 per kg, B-category at Rs39 to Rs41 per kg, while mixed sold at Rs65 to Rs70 per kg. Banana, A-category was fixed at Rs55 to Rs65 per dozen, B-category was fixed at Rs39 to Rs41 per dozen while it sold at Rs60 per dozen. Papaya price was fixed at Rs78 to Rs83 per kg, sold at Rs100 per kg.

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