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  • Tomato prices start rising ahead of Eidul Azha

    ISLAMABAD: Because the wholesale fruit and vegetable market will be closed for Eid days the retailers have created a perception of shortages and increased the prices of certain items...

    “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...

  • 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...

    There are also reports that Iranian and Afghan tomatoes carry chemicals aimed at increasing their shelf life, but it is unclear whether they are fit...

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

    KARACHI: The strict warning given by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday for bringing down prices of vegetables and taking profiteers to task did not provide any relief to consumers on Thursday...

    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...

  • 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

    He said he had been jobless for months even though he was a party office-bearer while a specific group was enjoying the powers...

    A PML-N worker said notifications for chairmen were being issued by the Chief Minister Secretariat and there were more than one dozen chairmen in Multan district who were PML-N workers...

  • 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

    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...

    The iconic fiesta, billed at “the world’s biggest food fight”, has become a major draw for foreigners, in particular from Britain, Japan, Australia and the United States...

  • 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...

  • Onion, tomato cost more amid little price regulation

    Onion was selling for around Rs60-80 per kg on Monday compared to Rs50 ahead of Eid, while tomato was sold at up to Rs120 per kg...

    The price of onion was Rs40 per kg last month but wholesalers and retailers made a case for charging high rates on the pretext of rising export demand and end of Balochistan crop...

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