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Poultry Product Prices Soar

04 July 2013

PAKISTAN - Taking advantage of high prices of poultry products in Punjab, dealers and vendors have unilaterally increased the rates from 35 to 40 per cent in the provincial capital.

However, the district administration has taken action against dealers and vendors, to full comply with the order of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) regarding fixing of rates of poultry products below the Rs. 175 per kg in the province, Pakistan Observer reports.

The dealers and vendors are defying the order of the PHC and selling chicken meat at Rs. 202 per kg, against the official fixed rate of Rs. 151 per kg. In a visit to wholesale and open market by this scribe, it was witnessed that the prices of all kind of poultry products have been increased up to 35 to 40 percent.

A good weight chicken is being sold at Rs. 300 to 320, which was available at Rs. 240 to 250 during last week. Similarly, the prices of poultry other products were also substantial increased due to vendors fixing of artificial prices.

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