Gilgit September 15: It has been a week since the The Karakarum Highway was opened between Islamabad and Gilgit for traffic. However, Gilgit – Baltistan is still faced with shortage of essential goods.
The prices in all major markets and towns have sky rocketed. The prices of general essential items such as floor, ghee, oil, and gas has gone 30 to 80 percent above the normal.
People faced a lot of difficulties while purchasing items for the Eid. The traders and shopkeepers are being accused of exploiting the disaster affected masses.