The price of eggs in Pakistan has reached an all-time high. The situation took a turn for the worse in October when the cost per dozen eggs increased by over Rs. 14. According to official documents, the average price of a dozen eggs across the country has now reached a staggering Rs. 314.59, marking a significant increase from the previous year’s average price of Rs. 240.80 per dozen.
The surge in prices has been particularly severe in major cities such as Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, and Karachi. Gujranwala has the dubious distinction of having the most expensive eggs, with residents paying an average of Rs. 322.16 per dozen.
Karachi is not far behind with an average price of Rs. 321.64 per dozen, while Rawalpindi’s average price stands at Rs. 321.34 per dozen. Quetta is also grappling with high egg prices, with the average cost of a dozen eggs pegged at Rs. 321.7.
This sudden and substantial rise in egg prices has put considerable financial strain on many families, making it difficult for them to afford this essential source of protein. The situation has raised serious concerns about food security and affordability in the country.
The government and relevant authorities are urged to take immediate action to address this issue and ensure that the basic nutritional needs of the population are not compromised. The current trend, if left unchecked, could have far-reaching implications for public health and economic stability in the country.