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The prices of pulses have come down by 20 to 25 rupees per KG in Karachi and other parts of the country.
The supply of pulses has improved across the country after the release of containers stuck at Karachi Port.
The prices of Pulse Gram, Pulse Moong, Masoor and Maash have come down by 10 to 30 rupees per KG in the wholesale market.
The prices of white and black gram have also come down by 10 to 30 rupees per KG. However, this reduction in the price of pulses and grams is yet to be seen in the retail market.
The president of the Saddar wholesale market, Abdul Rauf, has said that 2,000 containers of pulses have been released from the port. “The prices of the commodity will fall further in Ramazan if the federal government and the State Bank continue their cooperation,” he added.
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Faisal Sabzwari had announced a waiver of port charges for the goods.
Earlier, trade bodies had caught a shortage of pulses in the country.
In a statement, the President of the Saddar wholesale market had warned authorities that the country would face a serious shortage of pulses, if the containers were not immediately cleared from the port.
He said hundreds of containers were stuck at the ports and the prices of pulses increased by Rs100 per kg due to that. “The government has yet to implement its decision to waive the port charges,” he added.