ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser on finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, gave the impression to be utterly unaware of the skyrocketing tomato costs in Karachi, ARY Information reported.
Chatting with media personnel on Monday, the PM’s adviser mentioned tomatoes have been being bought at Rs17 per kilogram in Karachi’s vegetable market.
When a number of the reporters informed the finance advisor that tomatoes have been, in actual fact, being bought at Rs240 per kilo, he mentioned folks have been mendacity.
The worth of tomatoes in Karachi has reached the highest-ever mark because the provincial authorities didn’t implement its accredited charges.
As per particulars, tomatoes are being bought at Rs260 per kg within the metropolis’s wholesale market, whereas the identical is being bought within the retail market.
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Equally, onions on the wholesale market price Rs 80 to 90 per kg, however within the metropolis markets, it’s being bought between Rs120 and Rs150.
The worth hike is attributed to a cessation within the provide of tomatoes from Iran. Authorities has mentioned that charges will come again to regular in 2 to three weeks.