Added on : 2019-09-10 19:55:42
The price of milk has gone out of control across major cities of Pakistan on the day when Muharram is observed. Interestingly, petrol and diesel prices in Pakistan are lower than that of milk. Petrol was selling Rs 113 per litre, while diesel was Rs 91 per litre in Pakistan, just two days ago.
There have been even reports that milk is sold for as high as Rs 140 a litre in some parts of Sindh. "Milk is being sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 across the city of Karachi due to the sharp increase in demand," said a shopkeeper.
During Moharram, Sabeels (stalls) are set up in different parts of the city to offer milk, juices and cold water to the participants of the holy month's processions. For this, there is a huge demand for milk. Due to the increased demand, milk prices have shot up.