Multan: The hoarders in Multan have increased the prices of fruits and dates as the demand has increased, which has made it difficult for the citizens to buy fruits and dates. Citizens are also worried about the increase in the price of fritters, samosas, curds, and fruit licks.
Due to a lack of interest in district administration in Multan, arbitrary prices of fruits are being charged in the market and general market, which has brought the price of the planned date to Rs. 200-400 per kg while the price of Iranian date has gone up to Rs. 600 per kg. The price of a dozen apples has gone up to Rs 120 and the price of an apple has gone up to Rs 240 per kg, which has made it very difficult for the citizens to buy expensive fruits due to declining purchasing power.
The district administration said that the price control magistrate has been given powers to curb self-inflation which will go a long way in controlling artificial inflation.
In the current situation, the price of fritters is Rs 240 per kg instead of Rs 200, while the price of samosas with potatoes, lentils and minced meat is also being increased by Rs 5 to Rs 20 per kg. The price is being charged up to Rs 70.