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Tomato rate fixed at Rs136

Karachi: The Commissioner of Karachi on Thursday enhanced wholesale and retail rates of tomato to Rs130 and Rs136, respectively, from Rs61 and Rs66 per kg on Wednesday.
When tomato’s retail price rose to Rs160 per kg on Monday, its official rate was Rs63 per kg.

Consumers said that there was no justification of charging Rs160 per kg for low quality unripe tomatoes.

Former Chairman of All-Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association Waheed Ahmed said onion export has become unfeasible at over Rs1,700 per 40 kg.

Export was going on smoothly at Rs1, 300-1,400 per 40kg to Dubai, Muscat, Malaysia and Singapore. Importers of these countries have also slowed down orders after increase in prices.

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