I say potato, you say…

This is with reference to the letter, ‘Price of potatoes’, by Engr Syed Zia Hussain (November 21). I cannot understand why the price of potatoes in Lahore should be so high, unless it's due to one of those heinous conspiracies one hears so much about. 

I went and bought potatoes for Rs50 per kg in the posh DHA area of Karachi, so I'm sure in other localities of the city potatoes must be selling for Rs40-45 per kg. Perhaps the vendor in Lahore wants to emulate our feudal lords who think nothing of sucking the blood of poor people to enrich themselves.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in The News, November 23, 2013