RAWALPINDI–The bakers of Rawalpindi have rejected the government’s rate of bread, 5 rupees, and are charging the same old 7 rupees. Despite a cut in the prices of petroleum products, the government could not implement the new decreased rates of commodities. The price of roti was determined as Rs. 5 for “Pateeri” bread and Rs. 7 for “Naan” bread in the conference of District Price Committee (DPC) under the supervision of
DCO Sajid Zafar Dal. Bu the bakers of Rawalpimndi have rejected these rates and continued the pattern of charging the same old prices. The citizens of Rawalpindi have said on this topic that the governmental institutions have failed to implement the new reduced prices of commodities in the city and left no choice for citizens but to pay the same old prices. They have demanded of government to put the new reduced prices in action so that the public can truly enjoy relief. While the bakers have said that our producing cost of one unit of bread is more than the government price of one unit of bread, so how can we sell it in loss. They argued that the government is unfamiliar with the actual problems of people; it knows only to fix prices sitting in its offices. The bakers association should first consult before fixing the price of bread.