Islamabad: Despite a decrease in the prices of petroleum products, inflation continues to rise, and essential food items have reached exorbitant prices nationwide. Due to the high prices of fruits and vegetables in Islamabad, the poor’s purchasing power has been significantly impacted.
On Sunday, in Islamabad, onions were being sold at Rs. 126 per kilogram, potatoes at Rs. 125, tomatoes at Rs. 207, Thai ginger at Rs. 478, desi garlic at Rs. 450, cucumbers at Rs. 88, okra at Rs. 70, eggplants at Rs. 77, cauliflower at Rs. 50, and turnips at Rs. 105 per kilogram.
According to official price lists, Capsicum was being sold at Rs. 165, desi lemons at Rs. 113, bitter gourds at Rs. 97, pumpkin at Rs. 154, Pakistani carrots at Rs. 95, ridge gourds at Rs. 132, and spinach at Rs. 48 per kilogram.
Additionally, golden apples were priced at Rs. 189, Thompson seedless grapes at Rs. 356, pomegranates at Rs. 272, Japanese persimmons at Rs. 132, and guava at Rs.129 per kilogram. Bananas were sold at Rs. 134. , live broiler chicken at Rs. 335 per kilogram, and farm eggs at Rs. 330 per dozen.