LAHORE - Pakistan Poultry Association has announced a strike for indefinite period against raids and heavy fines on shopkeepers for selling chicken at rates higher than fixed by the government. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference at Lahore Press Club on Tuesday, Poultry Association Chairman Tariq Javed said that the government had fixed a rate of Rs113 per kg live bird before the start of Ramazan but its wholesale price has now reached Rs127 per kg. He said that it was impossible for the traders to sell chicken at Rs 113 per kg after purchasing the same at Rs 127 per kg. He demanded that the officials keep in mind the ground realities and fix retail prices on daily basis in accordance with wholesale prices. He said the association would continue its strike until the government accepted its demands.