Dates business gets boom in KP despite of high prices in Ramazan


Dates is being considered as an important food item during Iftar parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where its business was shined after commencement of the holy month of Ramazan.

Owing to its delicious taste, quality and numerous health and nutrition benefits, dates is a part of almost every “Dastarkhwan” and a prime choice of Rozadars during Iftar.

The business of imported and locally produced dates (Kajoor) have get upward boom during Ramazan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including seven merged tribal districts where the commodity become the most preferable choice of fasting people during Iftar.

All the fruits markets of Peshawar including Gul Bhar, Firdus, Hasthnagri, Chamkani, Faqirabad, Boards, Tehkal, Cantonment, Pishtakhara, Kohat, Dalazak Roads etc are flooded with different varieties of dates and are attracting buyers despite it’s high prices. Muzafati date is being sold at Rs 360 to 380 per kilogram this year compared to RsRs330-350 last year.

Similarly, Iranian dates are being sold at Rs 240 to 260 this year as against Rs200-220 per kg last year and its price is quite high this year that needed to be checked.

DI Khan’s Dhaki dates are also almost out of reach of poor people as it is being sold at Rs380-420 this year against Rs340-360 last year.

Despite its high prices, Dhaki dates are my favourite and my iftar party cannot complete without it, said Zeeshan Khan, a resident of Nowshera district while talking to APP.

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