Tomatoes prices have increased almost by 100 per cent during the last one week, bringing its rate from Rs 60-70 to 140-150per kilogram. Tomatoes, used in a variety of food products and it is considered an important ingredient for home-made dishes, were available in the retail market at Rs60-70 per kg around one week ago. Consumers have expressed concerned over upsurge in prices of the edible items, saying it seemed that authorities concerned have given a free hand to the traders to fix the prices on their own. 

General Secretary of Rawalpindi Fruit market Association Qadir Mir said that the increase in prices of tomatoes is due to gap between demand and supply. 

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2013

 

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