RAWALPINDI : There is no check on price-hike, inflation in vegetable markets and bazars of twin cities of Islambad and Rawalpindi due to absence of concerned price magistrates. The consumers have faced more than 100 per cent price hike in different markets of twin cities, which was due to absence of monitoring and price checking by the concerned officials. According to a market survey conducted by this scribe on Saturday in different markets of twins cities and bazaars including Karachi company, Stadium road Ralawalpindi, Shamsabad and Sadiqabad, mangoes are being sold at Rs 110 to Rs 150 per kilogram in open market shops, peaches at Rs 110, grapes at Rs 180-200, banana at Rs 180 per dozen and apples at Rs 110-150.

Similarly, prices of all vegetables have increased by 100 per cent. Potato is being sold at Rs 70 per kilogram, cucumber was being sold at Rs 100 per kilogram, Eggs at Rs.110. Similarly, prices of fresh milk and yoghurt are continuously going up without any check. Talking to APP, people belonging to different walks of life claimed that officials of the capital city were not taking interest in controlling ever-increasing inflation in the open market shops.