Milk price in Pakistan has gone out of control on the day, Muharram is observed, reports Pakistani media.
The price of milk reached Rs 140 per litre in Sindh and Karachi Province.
Interestingly, milk prices in Pakistan are higher than that of petrol and diesel.
Just two days ago, diesel was selling at Rs 91 per litre, while petrol was Rs 113 per litre in Pakistan.
There are also reports about milk selling at a higher price than Rs 140 a litre in some parts of Sindh.
“Due to the sharp increase in demand, milk is being sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 across the city of Karachi,” said a shopkeeper.
According to reports, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, who is responsible for controlling the price of milk, seems to have done nothing about the inflated rates at which milk is being sold.
During Moharram, Sabeels (stalls) are set up to offer milk, juices and water to participants of processions of the holy month.
Because of this, there is a rise in demand for milk, which leads to rise in the milk price in Pakistan.
“We set up milk Sabeel every year and simply didn’t want to skip it this year due to a hike in milk prices,” said a resident, who set up Sabeel.
“Never in my lifetime have I seen such an extreme price hike of milk due to Muharram,” the resident added.
Ironically, the Commissioner Office has still set the official price of milk at Rs 94 per litre.