New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The price of milk has surged across major cities of Pakistan during Muharram. It has reached to Rs 140 per litre in capital Karachi and Sindh province, as per reports.

Interestingly, the price of milk is lower than that of petrol and diesel, which were sold at Rs 113 and Rs 91 per litre in Pakistan respectively.

"Milk is being sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 across the city of Karachi due to the sharp increase in demand," said a shopkeeper.

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During the holy month of Muharram, stalls are set up in different parts of the city to offer milk, cold water and juices to the participants during the procession. As a result, there is a huge demand of milk. The increase in demand has led to the price surge.

"We set up milk stalls every year and simply didn't want to skip it this year due to a hike in milk prices," said a local who set up a stall. He added that never in his lifetime, he has seen an extreme price hike due to Muharram.

As per reports, Karachi commissioner Iftikhar Shallawani who looks after milk price seems to have done nothing about the rate at which milk is being sold.

Meanwhile, Rs 94 is the actual price set by the official.

Posted By: James Kuanal