ISLAMABAD - With the winter season setting in, prices of dry fruits including almond, pine nut and pistachio are skyrocketing. Consumers told APP that people belonging even to the middle class cannot even enter in dry fruit shops. The dry fruits are now beyond the reach of a common man. There is a continuous increase in the prices of dry fruits," said a customer. According to the dry fruit dealers, the shift in the weather conditions had not augmented the sale of dry fruits as compared to last years.

 The increase in the prices is due to heavy transport charges and export of dry fruits is also another factor, they explained.