Ramadan = Price Hike + HoardingBy Ghazala Khan • Sep 6th, 2008 • Category: Politics • 11 Comments
The holy month of Ramazan has been welcomed with traditional zeal and zest and the prices of all the things have been raised from 50% to 80%. The prices of fruits and vegetable remained all time high and shortage of flour prevailed and the prices of oil, pulses, milk, and other edibles have gone through the roof.
Extra charging almost on each food and other essential items tells you that the moon of Ramadan has been sighted. Each trader in the market raced ahead of the other in ignoring the price list issued by the district governments and fleecing the skin of consumers without fear of any check on him. They say it “Haza Min Fazl-e-Rabbi.”
Government has formed some price checking committees to protect the common men from the profiteering of the shop keepers, but that is proving useless. First because, rarely any government is seen at the marketplace, and if somebody comes he is thoroughly ignored by the shopkeepers, because they know that they have already taken care of that officials and his bosses.
Who will take care of mere mortal like us?