Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon, on Friday, fixed the new retail price of fresh milk at Rs180 per liter.
According to a handout issued here, the decision was taken unanimously after detailed deliberations in a meeting chaired by the commissioner while deputy commissioners of all the districts of Karachi, officers of the Food Authority and Bureau of Supply and representatives of associations of milk traders and consumer association attended. As per the decision, the new price of fresh milk for farmers was fixed at Rs163 and for wholesalers at Rs170 while retailers would sell the milk to consumers at the rate of Rs180 per liter. The commissioner directed the traders to comply strictly with the prescribed price of milk and warned of stringent action in case of violation.
The price of milk in Karachi has been increased by Rs10 per liter, on Friday. According to reports, A meeting was held under the chairmanship of commissioner Karachi in which he accepted the demands of dairy farmers. The meeting decided to increase the retail price of milk from Rs170 to Rs180. It is pertinent to mention here that milk already sold at Rs180 in some areas of Karachi, after the recent rise in prices by the commissioner, the retail prices of milk are likely to rise further.