Food and goods prices in Baghdad are rising as the Arab summit approaches, reports AKnews.
A member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee said citizens have started to complain about the hike in prices, adding that the government should take action to stabilize market prices.
One resident told the news agency that “rising food and goods prices have affected citizens badly”, while another said “prices of groceries have nearly doubled”.
The price of one kilogram of apples in Baghdad has shot up from 1,250 Iraqi dinars to 2,500.
The Arab summit is scheduled to be held in Baghdad on Thursday. Iraqi authorities have taken strict security measures and cut off several roads on the outskirts of Baghdad to tighten security.