Quetta’s beef and mutton prices have skyrocketed despite the government’s official price list setting lower rates.
A kilogram of beef is being sold for Rs500 despite the government ‘s set rate being Rs480 per kilo. Similarly, the mutton prices fixed by Quetta ‘s administration are Rs850 per kilo, but they are sold on the market at Rs1,150 per kg.
The government does not take their opinion whilst setting prices, according to butchers. “The price list is just made for the sake of it, no one takes into account the costs we have incurred,” a butcher said.
Residents, on the other hand, have argued that they are the ones who suffer the most in these disputes between the government and sellers.
All the shops that sell overpriced meat should be sealed and fined, they demanded.
Following this, the administration has assured that strict action against hoarders and profiteers will be taken immediately.