Prices of daily-use items go up before Ramazan
KARACHI (92 News) – The prices of daily-use items have gone up ahead of Ramazan, creating problems for the poor and common man.
Ramazan is supposed to be a month of charity and blessings, but in Pakistan, it becomes a time of spiraling food prices and hoarding, with many essential items becoming out of reach.
In order to provide some sort of relief to people, Ramazan Bazaars are being setup during Ramazan, however, the bazaars failed at providing any reprieve from the sky-high inflation.
Profiteers again found a way to jack up prices by creating artificial shortage of commodities in local markets to raise prices in Ramazan and the government’s claim of regulating prices of essential commodities seems farcical.
Citizens said that daily-use items were being sold at high rates even in Sasta Ramazan Bazars. They said that meat was already beyond the reach of the common man and now the prices of vegetables and fruits have made them inaccessible.
They complained that there was no mechanism to nab the profiteers who were selling daily-use items at high rates. Shopkeepers said that the prices of items have gone up in the wholesale market.