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Pakistan awaits Indian onions, tomatoes

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 17:02

Islamabad: Pakistan is eagerly waiting for Indian onions and tomatoes after widespread floods ravaged the crops.

Thirt yfive containers of onions will reach Karachi in the coming days, Asif Ahmad, vice chairman of the Karachi Sabzi Mandi Market Committee, said Wednesday. Indian tomatoes are also on their way.

Islamabad has withdrawn import duty to keep vegetable prices at "reasonable rates", The News quoted Ahmad as saying.
Sindh province has been devastated by floods since mid-August caused by incessant rains. Thousands of people have been displaced.


First Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 17:02

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