Chicken prices in Pakistan have reached an all-time high in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, with a kg of poultry meat selling for Rs. 700-705.
Why Chicken Prices in Pakistan shootup?
Poultry farmers claim that more than half of their farms have been closed due to a lack of feed, resulting in a huge chicken crisis and increasing prices.
This has triggered public huge backlash, with citizens demanding immediate government intervention to control increasing chicken prices. Farmers are concerned that if the feed shortage persists, chicken production may come to a halt, driving up expenses even further.
The government’s refusal to accept imported genetically altered soybean, a vital ingredient in chicken feed, caused the suspension of broiler feed mills, which is the root cause of the feed problem. Wholesalers are concerned that if the government do not act swiftly, chicken flesh might soon cost up to Rs. 1,000 per kilogramme.
Today Chicken Rate Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore & Gujranwala
According to a local news website survey, chicken meat is more expensive in Rawalpindi and Islamabad than in other cities, with costs in Lahore reaching Rs. 575 per kilogramme and Rs. 580 in Gujranwala.
Poultry producers also claim that a lack of feed is making it impossible to meet the demand for eggs over the winter, causing egg prices to soar and fears of a market supply standstill.
In light of these circumstances, citizens have urged the government to address the poultry situation and make products more freely accessible and affordable to the people.
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