The Punjab government orders the food department on Monday to check the flour mills’ record amid the intense wheat shortage.
As per the details, the food department has asked for three months’ records from flour dealers and shopkeepers. The officials asked if the floor which is provided by the government to floor mills, reaches the shops, as many shopkeepers complain about the shortage.
The Punjab food department will collect the data in a week. The flour prices hiked up and there is an intense shortage too.
The flour prices raise for the eighth time in two months in Lahore.
The price of a 1kg bag has increased by Rs 10 in the provincial capital Lahore and is now being sold at Rs 160. The shortage and increased prices of wheat have caused the hike in flour prices. The prices are now increasing on daily basis.
Earlier Due to the continuous increase in flour prices, the Muttahida Nanbai Association decided to close business in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for an indefinite period.
According to sources within the Nanbai association said the announcement of the date for the closure of the business in Punjab and KP will be announced after a joint meeting of the association. Sources further said further increase in the nan and roti prices due to increases in flour prices will be an injustice to the masses.
It is pertinent to mention here that the flour crisis has intensified across the country, with prices of the commodity have skyrocketed.
The flour prices skyrocketed in Lahore while the commodity was not available in most shops across the province. The 15kg flour bag is being sold for Rs 2,050 now, after the increase of Rs 150.