Food inflation hits double digit

ISLAMABAD, Dec 22: Disruptions in supply of essential items, thanks to the increased government exports to the neighbouring countries and Sri Lanka, pushed food inflation beyond single digit in November in the capital and 18 major cities of the country.

The key kitchens items like potatoes, tomatoes and onions become dearer thus putting more pressure on the monthly budget of the income group earning Rs3,000 to Rs12,000.

Official figures made available to Dawn showed that the food inflation in Islamabad was recorded at 11.3 per cent, Rawalpindi 11.2 per cent, Attock 13.6 per cent, Mardan 11.9 per cent, Bannu 10.8 per cent and Peshawar 11.2 per cent.

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