RAWALPINDI: With the fasting month of Ramzan less than a week away, prices of various essential items have sky-rocketed in the market.
In a survey of most-frequented markets of the garrison city on Sunday, The Express Tribune learnt that the prices of meat, vegetable, fruits, and other essential and daily-use items have risen sharply.
A kilogramme (kg) of potatoes were being sold for Rs50, while onion was being sold for Rs 60 per kg. This is up from the same time last week. Prices of other vegetables, including cucumber and peas, stood at Rs20 and Rs120 per kg respectively. A bundle of mint leaves was selling for Rs10 while a bundle of spinach cost Rs14.
A similar hike gripped fruits as well. Good quality apples were being sold for as much as Rs200 per kg. The price of strawberry remained at Rs120 per kg, while bananas were selling for as much as Rs120 per dozen, up from Rs100 last week.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2020.