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Inflation prevails across Pakistan

INP
ISLAMABAD
The escalating inflation across the country has become a huge obstacle in obtaining a quality standard of living for the lower class.
Price-hike on several goods, vegetables and fruits has made lives of the public worrisome, with a single bread (naan) being sold for Rs12 in numerous cities.
At present, vegetable Okra is being sold at Rs200/kg, tomatoes at Rs100/kg and onion at Rs50/kg.
Other than that, the price of courgette/zucchini were seen going up by Rs40 to reach Rs120/kg and capsicum is being sold at Rs200/kg after being increased by alarming Rs80.
According to Statistics Institutions, the inflation rate increased to 9.41% in the last month of March.
Green chilli’s rate increased by 141.73%, onion’s by 39.27%, peas’ by 27%, tomatoes by 18%, chicken and banana’s by 15% and mung bean’s (kind of pulse) by 12%.
With the price-hike in petroleum products, fares of railway have also been increased by 19%. Even airline tickets have been up by 13.41% alongside Hi-way speed diesel increasing in price by 4.45%.



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