Due to a shortage of flour, the 20-kg bag of flour is being sold between Rs2,640 to 2,800 in Balochistan’s capital Quetta.
The price of flour is raises in Quetta due to the shortage of commodities in the wheat warehouse. Sensing the opportunity, the profiteers have become active and selling the flour bag of 20kg between Rs2,640 to 2,800 in Quetta and its adjoining areas.
The residents of Quetta said that they are unable to get the flour at the government’s fixed rate and are forced to buy the commodity at an excessive price. The residents of Quetta have demanded of the provincial government to take action against the profiteers and ensure the availability of the flour.
Meanwhile, the President of Flour Mills Association Balochistan, Nasir Agha said the supply of wheat to the mills is suspended for the last ten days.
“Masses are paying the price of the incompetence of the Balochistan food department,” he added.
Remember here one thing last year Heavy rains & floods damaged around 1.6 million tonnes of wheat stock, stored in government warehouses.
During the rains and about 600,000 tonnes of wheat stock, stored inside warehouses, and ten lacs of wheat lying in the open sky were completely damaged. The raise in flour Prices is just due to the heavy rains & floods that have destroyed the wheat farms & also affected the stocked wheat in warehouses.