KARACHI: On on a daily basis once advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh rejected consumers’ considerations relating to in progress food inflation as ‘lies’, greengrocers cited tomato costs within the metropolis hovering between Rs250-300 per weight unit on weekday. The president of the Falahi Anjuman Wholesale Vegetable Market New Sabzi Mandi, hadji Shahjehan, expressed shock over the adviser’s claim and aforementioned that tomatoes in Karachi were being sold-out for Rs250-300 per weight unit betting on the standard and also the space when touch the record peak of Rs320 per weight unit from Rs160 in a very single day on Sat. Earlier, mister Shaikh had told a bunch of reporters that tomatoes were being sold-out as low as Rs17 per weight unit in Karachi’s vegetable markets. “In Karachi, within the sabzi mandi (produce market), tomatoes square measure being sold-out for Rs17 per kg,” he said. once a number of the reporters told him that tomatoes were, in fact, being sold-out at Rs240 per weight unit, he rejected their comments, spoken language individuals were lying. On Sat, town government had quoted shopper worth of Rs199 per weight unit for tomato that was Rs147 on Fri. However, neither the tomato nor the other such things were obtainable at official rates within the town. Shortly when the adviser’s remarks were according, customers took to social media to decision out his cognitive content. “And this is often today’s wholesale list for vegetables in urban center. The disconnect of our ruling elite is large,” a shopper tweeted with an image of the vegetable rate that recorded tomato worth between Rs155-165 per weight unit. “Yesterday I bought 5kg tomatoes from Sabzi Mandi I-11 for Rs.1200 that is Rs.240/kg. whereas in line with Hafeez tribal sheik tomatoes square measure being sold-out for Rs.17/kg ! Sir either show American state that Mandi or the drug u r on,” another shopper tweeted.