Curiously, petrol and diesel costs in Pakistan are decrease than that of milk. Petrol was promoting Rs 113 per liter, whereas diesel was Rs 91 per liter in the country.
“Milk is being sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 across the city of Karachi due to the sharp increase in demand,” mentioned a shopkeeper.
Throughout Moharram, Sabeels (stalls) are arranging in several elements of the town to supply milk, juices and chilly water to the contributors of the holy month’s processions. For this, there’s a big demand for milk. As a result of elevated demand, milk costs have shot up.
“We set up milk Sabeel every year and simply didn’t want to skip it this year due to a hike in milk prices,” mentioned a resident who arranges Sabeel, including that by no means in his lifetime has he seen such an excessive worth hike of milk because of Muharram.
Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, who’s liable for controlling the value of milk, appears to have achieved nothing concerning the exorbitant charges at which milk is being bought, in accordance with studies.
Mockingly, the official worth of milk set by the Commissioner Workplace continues to be Rs 94 a liter.