| GEO Business|
| Noticeable rise in prices of food items|
| Updated at: 2205 PST, Friday, July 24, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Prices of sugar, tomatoes, chicken, eggs and pulses have witnessed a visible increase in the last few days, further burdening the people falling in low-income groups.
According to figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), the price of sugar has surged to Rs48 per kilogram from Rs45 before the arrival of wholly month of Ramazan. The price of tomatoes has advanced by Rs5 per kg to Rs37 and; chicken (alive) up Rs8.50 to Rs118 per kg.
Dall Maash grew expensive by Rs3.50 to Rs101 per kg; Masoor Rs121 per kg showing an increase of Rs2.