Islamabad. These days inflation is at its peak in Pakistan. People there are dependent on flour and pulses. The prices of things of daily need are increasing day by day there. During the week ending January 19, the inflation increased further by 31.83.
Pakistani newspaper Dawn has given this news quoting the figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday. The situation of inflation there is such that this year onion is getting 482 percent more expensive than last year. At the same time, the price of chicken has almost doubled, while tea leaves have become costlier by 65 percent, eggs by 64 percent, and salt by almost 50 percent.
Where onion used to fetch Rs 35-36 a kg last year, its price has now gone up to Rs 225. At the same time, the price of chicken has increased to around Rs 390 per kg this year as compared to Rs 210 per kg last year. The price of salt has increased from Rs.33 to around Rs.50.
Workers of the Shia Ulema Council, Pakistan People’s Party-Shaheed Bhutto, Sindh Progress-Like Party, and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan held different demonstrations against skyrocketing inflation and flour shortage in Pakistan.
According to Dawn news, supporters of the Shia Ulema Council and Sindh Tarakki Pasand Party took out a procession and demonstrated near the Press Club. Dawn said that the leaders of these organizations expressed concern over the shortage of flour in the district and urged the government to take action against hoarders who are looting people by selling flour at exorbitant prices. (with ANI inputs)