KARACHI: Inflation hits Karachiites with a mega blow, once again. The price of staple food item, flour has jumped by Rs 100 within a week, according to data shared by the Pakistan statistics bureau (PBS), on Friday.
The PBS data showed that a bag of 20 kilograms of flour was selling for Rs2,400 rupees in the past week, but now the same quantity has reached Rs2500.
This is not the first time in history that flour prices are spreading wings to fly with major price hikes. Earlier in September, the shortage of flour forced citizens of the commercial hub to pay an additional amount of Rs40 to Rs50 per kg.
As per Sensitive Price Index for the week, 1kg of flour in Karachi now costs Rs125 – a 100 per cent hike on the price for Karachi citizens – as compared to Islamabad and Punjab
Besides Karachi, other cities are also under the pressure of inflation. Flour prices are also being hiked in Hyderabad and Quetta where a 20 kg bag of flour is selling in for Rs2320 – Rs2420 respectively, with a surge of Rs100.
However, the PBS data says, prices of flour was also jacked up in Bannu, Peshawar, Larkana, and Sukkur increasing by Rs40, Rs70, Rs50, and Rs40 respectively.
Meanwhile, the price of a 20kg bag of flour in Islamabad and Punjab has been recorded at Rs1,295.
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