Flour crisis looming as Punjab halts wheat supply

PESHAWAR: There are fears that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be hit by a flour crisis in the days ahead as the Punjab government has prohibited the movement of wheat and flour out of the province causing a sudden increase in price in Peshawar.

During a visit to the retail market on Friday, this correspondent observed that the price of a 20kg flour bag had gone up by Rs80, 20kg mixed flour bag’s by Rs40 and 80kg bag’s by Rs400-Rs600.

Pakistan Flour Mills Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chairman Haji Mohammad Iqbal told Dawn that the Punjab government had suspended wheat supply without citing any reason.

He said the PTI ruled both the centre and KP but even then, flour crisis was looming in the province.

 

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