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Dairy Farmers Reject Govt Decision to Sell Milk at Old Rate

12 April 2019

PAKISTAN - The Sindh government has rejected the new offer of the dairy farmers’ association to sell milk at Rs116 per litre.

An emergency meeting was held at Commissioner Office on Thursday to discuss the issue of milk price in which Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shalwani and Food Minister Ismail Rahu rejected the offer of the dairy farmers’ association to sell milk at Rs116 per litre and announced that milk would be sold at the official rate of Rs95 per litre.

Two days ago, milk was being sold at Rs100 per litre at many shops in the city when a sudden increase in the milk price to Rs123 per litre caught the citizens by surprise. Heated arguments between vendors and citizens were witnessed at milk shops in different parts of Karachi.

The prices of yogurt and lassi were also increased. After hue and cry was raised, the dairy farmers’ association offered to sell milk at Rs116 per litre.

The emergency meeting was also attended by the dairy association’s representatives. They maintained that it was not possible for them to sell milk at a rate less than Rs116 per litre.

The government, however, did not agree to their offer and announced that milk would continue to be sold at its previous rate. The dairy farmers rejected the government’s decision and said they would not accept it.

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Source: The News International

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