Here’s How Pakistanis Have Been Reacting To The Recent Boycott Of Fruits In Ramadan

The fruit chat is one of the hottest Iftar items in our part of the world. A blend of delicious fruits and all the right amounts of salts and sweets reinvigorates the body,  providing it with all the necessary dosage of glucose that it so desperately requires in the prevailing weather. Every year, the prices of fruits are increased without bounds, not only violating ethically, but also legally, since the prices do not conform with the rate lists issued by the government. This year though, one group has had enough.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

A social media campaign kicked off in Karachi in the last forty eight hours, urging consumers not to buy fruits this weekend, commencing from Friday (today) up to Sunday. The boycott is aimed at forcing the various stakeholders involved in the fruit business to lower their prices, making them more accessible to the general public.

Despite setting up various Sasta Bazaars across both Punjab and Sindh, the government has failed to control vendors, who do not sell at the prices prescribed by controlling authorities. According to the consumer rights group that launched the campaign, the boycott will reduce the demand for the products, reducing their price in the process. Throughout the world, the holiday season or auspicious months see the prices of commodities reduced, but in Pakistan, it has always been the other way round.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Ever since the picture above went viral on social media, Pakistanis have been voicing their opinions. Here is what they have to say.

Pakistanis who are against the boycott..

Junaid Akram is somewhere in the middle..

These Pakistanis are all for it..

What is your take on the fruit boycott? Are you against it or for it? Let us know by commenting below..

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