Oghi traders plan protest against inflation.

MANSEHRA -- Traders of Oghi tehsil on Tuesday announced that they would stage a street protest against high inflation, especially soaring prices of wheat flour and other essential commodities, tomorrow (Thursday).

They also said they would go for a shutter down strike if authorities didn't control prices.

The announcement came after a meeting of traders here with president of Oghi Awan-i-Tajarat Sarbuland Khan in the chair.

Mr Khan told reporters that essential items had become unaffordable for the people due to the failure of both federal and provincial governments to control their prices.

He said members of local bodies would also join Thursday's anti-inflation protest at the Milan Chowk.

'Rates of essential goods and electricity have reached an all-time high. Wheat flour is selling for Rs6,100 per a 40kg bag and chicken for Rs450 per kg, while electricity has also become too expensive,' he said.

Another trader leader, Hafiz Sajjad, said the rates of cooking oil, vegetables and pulses had hit an all-time high, so how the common man could manage things amid such a high inflation.

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