Fears rise as flour prices soar in KPK
The flour crisis is expected to hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, after the supply of flour from Punjab into the province remains ceased.
The supply of flour from Punjab has been completely halted for the last five days, according to the flour dealers, and there is not even a sack of meal coming from Punjab that has led to the issuance, while the deals are also facing problems due to the establishment of check posts.
Prices have increased drastically and the price of the 20 kg bag is Rs 1200, while the Rs 5,200 bag is available at 85 kg.
After an increase of Rs 6 in the capital city of Punjab, the price of flour has reached 70. Due to rising wheat prices, the Flour Mills Association (FMA) jacked the price of flour to 70 Rs per kg.
The FMA announcing an immediate rise in flour prices said flour prices should be Rs 72 as per the increase in wheat prices, but it was set at 70.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered the authorities concerned to initiate indiscriminate action against flour mills engaged in the open market selling of allocated wheat.
Foul prices have skyrocketed in recent days, wheat prices in Sindh have been boosted to Rs300 per 100 kilograms bag and reached an all-time high on Sunday at Rs5000 per 100 kilogram bag.