Beef and mutton prices in Quetta have seen a dramatic surge as Ramazan’s month begins.
The town’s shopkeepers increased the prices according to their wishes, residents claim. Now a kilogram of mutton costs Rs550, after a Rs70 rise.
In comparison, the price of beef has risen from Rs800 to Rs1100 per kilo.
The price hike has placed tremendous pressure on customers who can afford so much meat now.
They’ve criticized the district government’s lack of intervention, accusing it of making it easier for traders to store meat and increase prices.
Butchers, on the other hand, said the price rise was due to the closure of the Pakistan-Afghan Chaman border and the province’s shortage of cattle.
The Government has told shopkeepers to follow the government’s price list of essential goods.