The government in a new initiative has fixed the prices of vegetables, fruits, and chicken. However, despite this attempt to overcome the inflated prices of these items, sources suggest that they’re still being sold at a higher price in markets.
Vegetable and Fruit Latest Rates in Pakistan 2023
The government has fixed the prices of many grocery items such as vegetables and fruits but the local market has not been following it as vendors and shopkeepers are still selling them at higher prices than the ones told by the government. According to the official price list by the government, white potato was priced at Rs 90 per kg while red potato stood at Rs 130 per kg and onion stood at Rs 120 per kg.
The Afghan tomato saw a rise of Rs 20 on sunday and the new rate stood at Rs 200 per kg instead of Rs 180 prior to it. Similarly, the Chinese lemon was fixed at Rs 100 per kg but in the local market it is still sold at Rs 150 and even Rs 170 at some local markets. Similar to this, the price of green chilli was fixed at Rs 100, cabbage and okra Rs 80, and Capsicum stood at Rs 180 per kilogram.
Moreover, the price of one kilogram of ginger has been finalised at Rs 820 per kg but markets, vendors, and shopkeepers are still selling it at Rs 1200 and Rs 1400 per kilogram. Similarly, the Pakistani Garlic in the list stood at Rs 380 per kg while the Chinese garlic’s price was settled at Rs 530 per kg. However, both these items are being sold at Rs 450 and Rs 650 per kg respectively.
Chicken Latest rate in Pakistan 2023
The price of chicken saw a decrease of Rs 5 and the new price stools at Rs 350 but it is still being sold to the general public at the old rate of Rs 420 while the price of bananas stood at Rs 110 and the price of apple stood at Rs 250 per kilogram.
Despite the decrease in the prices announced by the government and the fixed prices, vendors, markets, and even local shopkeepers are not willing to sell items at this price and they’re being sold at a higher price than what the government has announced.