Karachi Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association has decided to jack up the milk prices by a whopping Rs60 per litre. The president of Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association, Shakir Umar Gujjar, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan informing him of the possible hike in prices in Karachi, if the federal government refuses to withdraw 17% sales tax. Milk is currently sold at Rs140 per litre in Karachi as opposed to the price list by Commissioner Karachi’s office which had set it to be Rs120 per litre.
Earlier in August 2021, the Sindh High Court had urged Commissioner Karachi to take a step in fixing the prices of milk in the city. Moreover, the high court bench heard the petition about the increased prices and ordered the commissioner to make a written document about the assurance in the court to find the solution to the price issue. The court had also warned of further proceedings if the milk price wouldn’t be fixed.
The likely staggering hike in milk prices will be another heavy blow to the inflation-hit citizens. Do you agree?