The interim federal government has reportedly chosen to implement restrictions on onion exports due to the persistent surge in prices, as revealed by sources on Sunday. 

According to detailed information, the government has introduced advance payments to discourage onion exports and has established a minimum export price. 

These measures are aimed at preventing an anticipated shortage of onions and curbing further increases in prices.

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The weekly inflation has now surpassed 41 per cent for the fifth consecutive week, influenced by elevated gas prices and electricity tariffs compared to the previous year.