Petroleum Prices & Inflation
Prices of petroleum products have once again been reduced and now
prices have come to 2008 level in Pakistan. But the point is I am
unable to find any price difference in daily usage things. Eggs per
dozen costs between Rs. 110-120, live poultry chicken is available
at Rs. 160 per kilogram. Vegetables, fruits prices are also not
reduced (but are always raised when ever petrol prices are
increased). Prices of grocery items are also not reduced.
The big question is who is responsible for this? Why not prices are
going down? Federal and provincial government must take strict
action to bring prices down. This also shows that government has
failed in controlling prices and they have no plan/setup for
forcing manufacturers and market traders to give relief to
consumers on account of fall in transportation cost.