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Poultry Association Strikes

by 5m Editor
2 September 2010, at 9:50am

PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Poultry Association has announced a strike for indefinite period against raids and heavy fines on shopkeepers for selling chicken at rates higher than fixed by the government.

Addressing a hurriedly called press conference at Lahore Press Club on 31 August, Poultry Association Chairman Tariq Javed said that the government had fixed a price of 113 rupees (PKR) per kilo live bird before the start of Ramazan but its wholesale price has now reached PKR127 per kilo, reports The Nation of Pakistan.

He said that it was impossible for the traders to sell chicken at PKR113 per kilo after purchasing the same at PKR127.

Mr Javed demanded that the officials keep in mind the ground realities and fix retail prices on daily basis in accordance with wholesale prices. He added that the association would continue its strike until the government accepted its demands.