Milk prices in Pakistan keep increasing and it seems even the rich people would hesitate to afford the milk because of its unbelievable price. Yes, milk in Pakistan now costs even more than petrol and diesel! On the day when Muharram was noticed, milk in Karachi and the Sindh Province cost Rs 140 per litre!
Well on the same day, petrol was selling at Rs 113 per litre and diesel was Rs 91 per litre.
“Milk is being sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 across the city of Karachi due to the sharp increase in demand,” a shopkeeper reportedly said.
During Muharram, there are more stalls set up in several parts of the city which offer milk to participants of the holy month’s processions. Since milk was in demand, its rates shot up.
“We set up milk Sabeel (stall) every year and simply didn`t want to skip it this year due to a hike in milk prices,” a resident who had set up sabeel reportedly said. He informed that he had never seen such a massive hike in milk prices.
Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, the person responsible for controlling the price of milk reportedly did nothing about the high rates at which milk was being sold.
The official price of milk which was set by the Commissioner Office is still Rs 94 per litre.
This goes to show that Pakistan’s economy is falling down.