LAHORE - A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court against hike of prices of daily used commodities ahead holy month of Ramazan. Advocate Azhar Siddique filed the petition and submitted that the prices of daily used items had gone up just ahead of Ramazan. He said hoarding and blackmailing was major reason behind this inflation. The petitioner said a common citizen cannot buy essential food items to do fasting. Quoting the western countries, the petitioner said that prices of the commodities were brought to a nominal level ahead of this month so the Muslims could fast. But unfortunately, the situation was totally different in Pakistan, he said. He requested the court that the government should be sought reply that why and how the prices gone up. He said it was the failure of the government who could not control the daily used commodities. The petitioner prayed the court to direct the authorities concerned to place the mode, manner and mechanism of fixing and controlling the prices of commodities before the court.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 28-Jun-2014 here.