In Faisalabad, wheat has run out in the warehouses of the food department. Mill owners have hinted at a further rise in flour prices.
In Faisalabad, the food department has run out of wheat stocks. The District Food Authority has sought help from other districts to meet the wheat shortage. According to the Food Department, more than 2 million metric tons of wheat has been produced less due to weather conditions.
District Food Controller Ali Imran said that 4 lakh sacks of wheat have been provided to the flour mills. There are 450,000 sacks which have been set aside for food security.
Flourmill owners say wheat from other districts is poor and expensive. It is further said that wheat stocks in Jhang and Toba will also run out in October.
Due to the purchase of wheat from other districts, the price of flour is likely to increase by Rs. 5 to 10 per kg.