Prices of onion and tomato on the rise

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Islamabad

The prices of vegetables, especially onion and tomatoes, are constantly very high for the last three weeks both at the retail and wholesale markets in the federal capital.
The retailers were charging consumers at their free will and same is the situation at the wholesale market at I-11/4 , as every trader has fixed own rates for the essential commodities. For instance, tomato is available at Rs150 per kilogramme (kg) and onion at Rs100 per kg at the retail shops.
During a visit at vegetable market sector I-11/4, the traders told APP that both the commodities were supplied from Afghanistan and the fluctuation in prices was due to the hurdles created in supply from across the border. —Agencies