Double Click 728 x 90
Double Click 900 x 250

Egg prices soar 50%, resolution submitted in Punjab Assembly


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

06th Nov, 2020. 01:34 pm
Double Click 160 x 600
Egg

A resolution against the unexpected huge spike in prices of chicken egg was submitted to the Punjab Assembly secretariat on Friday.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Rabia Nusrat submitted the resolution that states prices of chicken eggs have spiked up even before the advent of winter. One egg is being sold for Rs15 while a dozen costs Rs180 as against official rate of Rs166.

The resolution demands that the government take measures to bring down the prices of chicken eggs.

Previously, a resolution against rising prices of tomatoes was submitted to the provincial legislature.

On November 3, , Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) in its report said the Year to Year inflation increased by 12.3 per cent in the month of October as compared to an increase of 12 % in September and 15.1% in October 2019.

However, basic goods such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy products are being sold at prices more than the prices given by the government in Karachi.

The price of onions given by the government is Rs 60 per kg. However, they are being sold between Rs 70 to Rs 80 in Karachi.

The price of tomatoes given by the government is Rs 155 per kg. But, they are being sold at Rs 170.

The prices of eggs given by the government is Rs 82 per dozen. But, they are being sold at Rs 170 at various places in Karachi.

The price of wheat flour given by the government is Rs 41 per kg. But, they are being sold between Rs 72 to Rs 75 per kg in Karachi.

On the other hand, the price of gingers given by the government is Rs 400 per kg. But, they are being sold at Rs 450 with a difference of Rs 50.

Garlic price given by the government is Rs 253 per kg. But, they are being sold at Rs 300 and peeled garlic is being sold at Rs 400 with a difference of around Rs 100.

The price of potatoes given by the government is Rs 45 per kg. But, they are being sold at Rs 50 and Rs 60 with the difference of Rs 10 to Rs 15.

Apart from that, the price of milk given by the government is Rs 94 per liter. But, they are being sold at Rs 120 per liter.

Double Click 300 x 250

Download BOL News App for latest news