Citizens of Karachi and other major cities initiated a boycott of fruits for three days as a protest to price hike in Ramazan which resulted in decrease in sale of fruits on Monday.
After the successful protest users on social media claimed that the prices of different fruits have decreased significantly. A chart was circulated on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp & instagram in which it was claimed that prices of fruits have decreased more than 50%, they claimed that it was caused by the boycott.
But the prices of fruits mentioned in the chart are not as per market. Rates of fruits in market saw an insignificant decline. In some areas some fruit vendors reduced the price but only nominally, while in many parts of the city the prices remained same.
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The boycott will continue for further two days and social media users are hopeful that the prices will decrease, while many believe that the boycott will not bear fruits. Whether the effect will continue for long or not at least it raised the issue of high prices.