LAHORE - The prices of fruit, vegetables and other food items shot up at the Sunday Bazaars this week as compared to the last weeks, as the shoppers failed to get any relief from these weekly markets, set up across the City to provide low-priced food to the low income people.    There was no difference in the prices of most of the food items including vegetables, fruit, chicken meat and other essential commodities at Sunday Bazaars and open market. However, the difference in quality was evident to everyone, as lowest quality fruit and vegetables were being sold in these makeshift markets. Long queues of customers were witnesses in all the Sunday bazaars this week where they rushed to get a flour bag on the officially fixed price of Rs 365 per 20kg bag. Flour (Atta) was the main commodity in demand at Sunday Bazaars following its prices swelled to Rs 450 per 20-kg bag in the open market. Most of the customers were interested in no other commodity in the Sunday Bazaars than the flour. Ironically, the shoppers complained that the flour supplied to the Sunday Bazaars was substandard. On the other hand, the prices of fruits and vegetables registered a surging trend this week as compared to the last week. According to the shoppers, the officials of the City District Govt and the market committees were absent from most of the Sunday bazaars due to which the vendors continued charging high prices of B-grade fruit and vegetables. Low quality fruit and vegetables were sold in most of the Sunday bazaars. The Chicken dressed was sold at Rs 147 per kg in all the Sunday bazaars while it was being sold at Rs 145 per kg in the open market. The rates of potato (new) increased by Rs 3 to Rs 5 per kilogram and fixed at Rs 25 to Rs 30 per kilogram as compared to the last week price of Rs 20 to Rs 24 per kilogram. Interestingly, almost in all Sunday bazaars B-grade potatoes were sold. Official price of stored potatoes also increased by Rs two per kilogram and was fixed at Rs 12 to Rs 14 per kilogram as compared to the last week price of Rs 10 to Rs 12 per kilogram. The price of onions almost remained stable at Rs 15 to Rs 20 per kilogram from the last week price of Rs 11 to Rs 14 per kilogram. In majority of the Sunday bazaars the vendors sold low-grade and rotten onions. The price of tomatoes also increased by Rs five per kilogram and fixed at Rs 36 to Rs 40 per kilogram as compared to the previous week price of Rs 32to Rs 38 per kilogram. Sliding trend in the price of Chinese ginger continued. Its rates had further reduced by Rs 2 to Rs 4 per kilogram and fixed at Rs 86 to Rs 88 per kilogram from the last week price of Rs 88 to Rs 92 per kilogram. The price of cucumber gained by Rs 3 to Rs 5 per kilogram and fixed at Rs 30 to Rs 32 per kilogram from the last week price of Rs 25 to Rs 28 per kilogram. The price of ladyfinger has gained by Rs 8 per kilogram and reached at Rs 27 to Rs 32 per kilogram from Rs 18 to Rs 22 per kilogram. The price of bitter gourd increased by Rs 3 per kilogram and was fixed at Rs 23 to Rs 26 per kilogram as compared to the last week price of Rs 20 to Rs 23 per kilogram. The price of green chillies also gained by Rs 2 per kilogram and fixed at Rs 18 to Rs 22 per kilogram as compared to the last week price of Rs 18 to Rs 20 per kilogram. Different varieties of mangoes were sold at 45 to Rs 60. Apple was sold at 40 to Rs 60 though its official price was fixed at Rs 38 to 44. However the vendors sold B-grade apple in all the Sunday Bazaars and charged the rates of A-grade.   The price of A-grade banana was fixed at Rs 32 to 42 per dozen while the vendors were selling at Rs 40 to Rs 45.