ISLAMABAD : Despite reports of bumper potato crop this season, prices of the commodity are not showing down ward trend and instead registering increase. According to reports gathered from different parts of the country, the potato price has risen up to Rs80 per kg in Lahore, Rs 70kg in Karachi and Rs 60kg in Islamabad. People blamed the middlemen for hoarding of the commodity and said that the government officials responsible to keep an eye on prices were in league with the black-marketers. They asked the Prime Minister to take notice of this development.

 and order raids at the godowns of the hoarders.