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  • Tomato prices start rising ahead of Eidul Azha

    “There is no onion and tomato in the country at present and both items are coming from Kabul,” said one pushcart seller on Stadium Road, Rawalpindi...

    Retailers create a perception of shortages and increase prices of certain itemsOn the other hand, the price of one kg tomato at the CDA H-9 weekly bazaar was Rs60 that was not only significantly lower than the market rate but also compared to the weekly bazaar held just two days ago... ...

  • Murad asks agriculture dept to curb hike in tomato, onion prices

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken serious notice of skyrocketing prices of tomato, onion and other vegetables and directed the agriculture department to intervene to control the prices by reducing the role of middleman...

    He also ordered commissioners and deputy commissioners to arrest profiteers and hoarders who created an artificial price hike of tomato and vegetables...

  • No relief for consumers despite arrival of smuggled tomato, onion in Karachi market

    KARACHI: Imports of tomato and onion from Iran and Afghanistan by road without any quarantine check continue unabated which pose serious health threats to consumers, who on the other hand, find no relief from the high prices of onion despite the arrival of Sindh crop some 15 days ago...

     Tomato prices have been pegged at Rs120 per kg since last 10 days which were Rs160-200 per kg before the arrival of Iranian and Afghan varieties... ...

  • CM’s warning fails to help cut tomato, onion prices

    Consumers continued to pay Rs70-80 per kg for onion while tomato price which was prevailing at Rs200 per kg on Tuesday crawled down to Rs160 much before Wednesday’s meeting of the CM with the officials concerned...

    On Thursday, retailers were seen selling tomato at Rs140-160 per kg depending on the quality...

  • Minister tells Punjab Assembly: ‘No tomato import despite mafia’s manoeuvring’

    LAHORE: There would be no imports of vegetables, especially tomato, which has seen its price skyrocketing in the last few weeks, despite all manipulations by “an influential mafia”, Minister for Industries, Commerce and Investment Shiekh Allauddin assured the Punjab Assembly here on Monday...

    “Why pass the advantage on to foreign farmers instead of our own?”An influential mafia was trying hard for resumption of import from India, but...

  • Tomato prices exceed Rs200 in Lahore

    LAHORE: The prices of tomato registered an unprecedented increase in Lahore on Sunday as the vegetable was being sold between Rs200 and Rs260 a kilo in retail...

    The city government fixed per kilo price of tomato at Rs160 for Sunday – Rs40 more than Saturday – but it could not ensure implementation of its price list...

  • Tomato prices jump to record high in twin cities

    ISLAMABAD: The gap between two seasons has pushed the tomato prices to a record high level...

    Tomato prices breached the record high level of Rs250 per kilogramme in the twin cities last week and are still hovering around Rs200 per kg mainly owing to limited supplies...

  • Following onion crisis, consumers hit by high tomato prices

    KARACHI: After the onion crisis, consumers now have to brave high prices of tomato which is available for Rs160 per kg in the retail market as price regulators watch helplessly from the sidelines...

    Consumers complained that tomato’s high price is not justifiable keeping in view its substandard quality and small size...

  • Jobless ‘N’ worker sells tomato as protest

    MULTAN: A PML-N worker sold tomatoes on Monday at a donkey cart in front of the local press club in protest at being ignored by the leadership...

    Multan District PML-N Labour Wing President Farhan Ahmad Ansari’s mobile stall at the Multan Press Club attracted journalists’ as well as passers-by’s attention
  • Potato, tomato prices crash

    Tomato was available at Rs40 per kg few days ago while potato prices has been stable at Rs20 per kg for some time...

    The new tomato crop in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab would arrive in May, followed by Balochistan crop in July...

  • Tomato battle paints streets of Spanish town red

    BUNOL: Thousands of half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes on Wednesday in the town of Bunol in eastern Spain, bathing the streets with red goo in the 70th annual “Tomatina” battle...

    A string of trucks laden with 150 tonnes of tomatoes rolled through the town’s narrow streets, as teams on board distributed the load to surrounding crowds for people to throw at each other during the hour-long morning festivities
  • Tomato growers in Barikot earning handsome profits

    MINGORA: The tomato growers in Barikot tehsil are earning good profits on their produce this year due to a bumper crop...

    Hazrat Khan, who has been growing and supplying tomato to Rawalpindi and Peshawar markets for last 19 years, told Dawn that his produce got better rates in the two cities...

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