The Punjab government cut off the supply of government wheat to the mills, after which the price of flour increased to Rs. 27 per kg.
There are 220 registered mills in Faisalabad whose owners increased the price of flour from Rs 48 to Rs 75 per kg after the supply of wheat quota was cut off by the food department.
Food controller Ali Imran says the mills do not have an online system and it was difficult to keep a record of the wheat they were released, so their supply was cut off.
He added that the supply of wheat would remain cut off till a new order is issued.
The Food Department used to release 1,650 quintals of wheat to the mills at the rate of Rs. 1,475 per quintal while the price of wheat in the open market is Rs. 2,300 per quintal.
Citizens are worried about the rise in the price of flour