ABBOTTABAD: Vegetable prices including that of tomatoes and onions on Saturday pinched the pocket of the common man as the prices of both items reached their peak in Hazara.
Price of tomatoes crossed Rs160 per kilogramme while onion prices reached Rs80 per kg whereas the tomato price increased more than 200 per cent after Eidul Azha.
On enquiring a vegetable vendor said that recent price hike was caused by the provincial vacation on first Muharram continued with two weekly off.
The shopkeeper said that nowadays Afghanistan is a major source of tomato import while the Pak-Afghan borders would also remain closed during three days which is a blow for the consumer.
On the other hand price of peas, cucumber and potato have also increase.
Shopkeepers are selling peas at Rs180 per kilogramme, cucumber Rs80 and potato Rs30. Other vegetables are also out of bound for poor segment of the society.