People forced to pay more as hoarders and profiteers make merry in Pakistan

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Islamabad, Aug.26 (ANI): With the onset of the fasting month of Ramazan prices of some daily commodities have sky rocketed in Pakistan despite the government's claim to initiate several plans to counter the massive black marketing by hoarders and profiteers.

The government has failed miserably to control the price hike and people are forced to suffer at the hands of black marketers.

Prices of sugar, one of the most important daily commodity, has shot up alarmingly to 55 to 60 rupees per kilogram.

Incidentally, about 50 percent of sugar mills in Pakistan are owned by political leaders and their close relatives including that of President Asif Ali Zardari and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, even though people have no choice but to buy sugar at a sky high price.

Customers at Islamabad's famous Aabpara Market complained that those who have been assigned to keep a check on the price were also a part of the dirty game because they took bribe from the shopkeepers and let them free to exploit masses.

They said gone were the days when people used to enjoy fruits, chicken and meat because nowadays one could not even buy the traditional iftar items like Pakora, Samoosa and Jalaibi, The Nation reports. (ANI)

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