Rawalpindi, July 21 : Soaring inflation in Pakistan and a particular hike in flour prices, have forced food joints in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to reduce the weight of both "rotis and naans".
The weight of a 'naan' or a 'roti' has been decreased from 110 grams each to 80 and 70 grams respectively at previous prices of Rs.5 and Rs.4 each.
The step on the part of 'naanbais' is a sheer violation of local administration orders.
According to The News, in Islamabad, 'rotis' and 'naans' are being sold at Rs.4 and Rs.5 respectively.
Rawalpindi-Islamabad 'Nannbais' Association General Secretary Khawas Khan Jadoon told 'The News' that the government has increased flour prices time and again, but the price of a 'roti' or a 'naan' has been increased only once.
The city administration should impose fine on those who were violating the regulations in this regard, he added.
Rafiq Ahmed Saddique, a doctor told 'The News' that city administration should take strict action against 'naanbais' selling a 'roti' and a 'naan' with reduced weight. He said due toreduced weight the 'roti' becomes dry and is not easily consumable.