Meat sellers move SHC for rising meat prices: KARACHI: The Meat Merchant Organization on Wednesday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) looking for an increase in the rates of beef and also mutton during the month of Ramazan.
In an application, the head of state of the organization, Nadeem Qureshi mentions that they can’t offer meat at old prices, suggesting that the cost of veal meat be raised to Rs600 per kilogramme while that of mutton to Rs1,100/ kg.
He stated that the district administration is imposing heavy penalties on meat vendors. In some cases, they are detained and also sometimes, meat is taken, the petitioner added.
He begged with the court to guide the Karachi Commissioner to deal with new rates of all sorts of meat and also restrain the area management from carrying out raids on their companies and arresting storekeepers.
Dealing with a new meeting previously, the basic secretary of the association claimed meat sellers were being forced to offer beef, mutton and other kinds of meat on prices that were taken care of six years back.
“Raids are being conducted on their businesses, shopkeepers are being apprehended as well as hefty penalties are being imposed. If this technique proceeds, they would certainly stop offering meat,” he intimidated.