RAWALPINDI: With the holy month of Ramazan just around the corner, prices of some daily-use commodities such as vegetables, fruits, and dairy products in Rawalpindi have started rising. A kilogramme of ghee has jumped to Rs200.
A market survey by The Express Tribune showed that the prices of a dozen bananas had jumped to as much as Rs115, while good quality dates were available for a whopping Rs400 per kg.
Similarly, the price of sugar was Rs84 per kg, while gram flour remained at Rs200 per kg.
Dairy products such as milk and yoghurt were available in the market for Rs100 per litre and Rs110 per kg respectively.
However, the price of chicken has come down drastically due to closure of eateries amid the lockdown, being sold for Rs120 per kg.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2020.