ISLAMABAD - It seems that the Government has failed to control the soaring inflation, as Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based inflation went up by 22.05 percent during the last week against the same period of previous year. According to the figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics, the SPI inflation went up by 0.48 percent during last week. The inflation is likely to further accelerate from the start of new year, as the Government is all set to increase the POL prices from January, which would lead to increase in the prices of majority of the food items. According to the figures, the SPI-based inflation is recorded at 22.04 percent for the lowest income group (earning just Rs3,000 per month), while it soared by 0.48 percent on weekly basis. Meanwhile, it went up by 21.99 percent on yearly basis for the income group of Rs3,001 to Rs5,000 during the week. The SPI-based inflation surged by 22.07 percent for the groups falling under the category of having income from Rs5,001 to Rs12,000, while for the high-income group (above Rs12,000), it went up by 21.66 percent during last week over the same period of the previous year. Out of the samples of 53 kitchen items, prices collected from 25 urban centres, 18 items showed increase in prices, 7 items registered decline and the prices of 28 items remained unchanged as compared to the previous week. The price of tomatoes increased 295.20 percent within a period of one week over the same period of last week, while the prices of onions went up by 149.89 percent, egg 10.93 percent, tea packet 7.89 percent, salt 9.75 percent, vegetable ghee loose 37.05 percent, washing soap 16.58 percent, LPG (11 kg cylinder) 30.88 percent, rice basmati broken 18.23 percent, red chillies 45.97 percent, firewood 17.02 percent, gram pulse washed 44.58 percent, chicken 2.68 percent, bananas 13.07 percent, rice irri-6 13.40 percent, mustard oil 17.32 percent and wheat 2.64 percent.