Karachi: Former members of provincial and national assembly belonging to Jamaat-e Islami, Muzaffar Hashmi, Laiq Khan, Nasarullah Shaji, Younus Barai and Hameedullah Advocate have expressed their concern on rise in prices of grocery, fruits, vegetable, poultry products, meat and beef immediately with the commencement of holy month of Ramadan. They have termed it as failure of the government and negative aspects of government’s policies.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, they demanded the government to issue price-controlling mechanism and ensure complete implementation on price lists. They said that the Satans were caged in the holy month of Ramadan but the profiteers are set free that create problems for the masses. It was the responsibility of the government to take the profiteers to task and provide relief to the common man.
They said that in the holy month of Ramadan, people found it impossible to break the fast with traditional cuisine, fruits and other items due to extra high rates of edible goods. The profiteers had besides raising prices of fruits by hundredfold have also started hording so as to create artificial crisis so that they could sell the fruits and vegetables at extra high rates.