Petrol and diesel prices in Pakistan are lower than that of milk. Petrol was selling Rs 113 per litre, while diesel was 91 per litre in Pakistan, only two days ago. The purchase price of milk has gone out of control over major cities of Pakistan on the day when Muharram is observed, according to Pakistani media reports.
Petrol was selling Rs 113 per litre, while diesel was 91 per litre in Pakistan, only two days ago.
“Milk has been sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 across town of Karachi because of the sharp growth in demand,” said a shopkeeper.
Throughout Moharram, Sabeels (stalls) are put up in various areas of the city to provide juices, milk and cold water to the participants of the sacred month’s processions. For this, there’s a massive demand for milk. Due to the growing demand, the milk prices have shot up.
“We put up milk Sabeel annually and simply did not want to skip it this year because of increase in milk prices,” said a resident who put up sabeel, adding that not in his life has he seen this intense price hike of milk because of Muharram.
Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, who’s responsible for controlling the price of milk, appears to have done nothing about the exorbitant prices where milk has been sold, according to reports.
Paradoxically, the official price of milk determined by the Commissioner Office remains Rs 94 a litre.