Milk shortage in Karachi

Source:  The News Published in Current Affairs on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

KARACHI: A milk shortage has emerged in Pakistan’s financial hub as dairy shops in the city have closed over disagreements on the selling price.

President Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association Shakir Umer said dairy shops are being sold milk at Rs74/litre. The official price of milk is set at Rs70/litre and shop owners complain they cannot sell at a loss.

Shops have also been closed across the city over inadequate supply. The President of the Dairy and Cattle Farmers said the city government should listen to their grievances instead of initiating crackdowns.

Commissioner Karachi said they were willing to dicuss the sale price of milk and other issues.