KARACHI: The conflict between milk retailers and the Karachi administration proceeds as the retailers stand firm in spite of their stores being fined, sealed.
Commissioner Karachi requested action against milk retailers for selling milk at higher rates. The retailers said that they would be raising the cost of milk to Rs120 per kilo from Saturday.
The Karachi administration stepped in on Sunday and started fining milk shops and fixing them. 74 shops were fixed and an aggregate fine of Rs456,000 was forced.
President of Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association, Shakir Gujjar, says that not only that they won’t back off from the raised prices but are going to expand costs to Rs135 per kilo one month from now.
We won’t take this price back, he said. If the authorities attempt to constrain us, we’ll stage serene fights and afterward go to court, he cautioned. To make up for the misfortunes, Gujjar had just reported in March 2020 that there will be an expansion of Rs20 per liter once the virus was contained.
Earlier, milk prices in Karachi dropped as the city went into lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.