Acute milk shortage on Eid


The city faced acute shortage of milk on third day of Eid and milk suppliers took best advantage by supplying milk to consumers up to 50 per cent unhygienic water contents. Short supply is stated to be the cause of milk dearth.
The milk vendors charged extra Rs 5 to Rs 10 per liter. Like every year, milk suppliers other than Lahore celebrated Eid at their ancestral towns and did not turn to Lahore even on the third day of Eid.
Local milk sellers ensuing the short supply from the suppliers had stored milk a day before Eid and sold it at exorbitant rates.
A City District Government high official on contact said, as almost all staff of milk checking department was on holiday on account of Eid ul Fitr, no check could be made to ensure milk availability in the city.