Milk sellers to explain Rs10 per kg increase

United Human Rights Commission has filed a petition against milk sellers and producers.

Express March 18, 2011

KARACHI: The United Human Rights Commission has filed a petition against milk sellers and producers for increasing their prices by Rs10 per kilogramme.

About 0.5 million litres is produced by Karachi cattle pens and dairy farmers are pocketing at least Rs5 million a day with the new price. Milk prices have been raised at least twice in the last three months.

The profit made by milkers in Thatta and Hyderabad is unaccounted for. The bench issued notices to the Sindh Advocate General, DCO/administrator and dairy farmers’ leaders Haji Akhtar and Sikandar Nagori for a date to be fixed later.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2011.


John | 10 years ago | Reply Price control never worked in real economy. The solution is simple, if people are really concerned about increasing milk price. Stop buying milk for two days, and start buying only half of what one normally buys for a while. Price would fall, unless now Govt intervenes and says that milk should be sold at fixed cost. In this case the people are screwed. Surprised that even in 21 century price control is in effect. Milk,meat, and produce are all perishable commodities. The prices are higher than Govt fixed prices because demand is higher than supply. Simple. Increase the supply or reduce the demand, price would fall. Govt should stay away from running businesses.
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