Nanbais in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s area of Kohat and Hazara Division observe strike against shortage of flour and to increase price of naan and roti here on Monday.
Nanbais Association President said the sack of 85kg flour now sold at Rs.52,00 in the area.
We are unable to sell the naan and roti in this regard, he said.
He demanded to fix price of naan and roti to 15 rupees in the province.
He said the strike will expand to other parts of the province, if their demands not fulfilled.
Yesterday, the supply of wheat flour from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa restored amid shortage of the flour in the province.
The rise in the price of wheat flour across the country and its acute shortage in several cities has brought severe crisis for the general public.
The growers hold the flour mill owners and the government responsible for the “Flour crisis”.
In Lahore, people are forced to buy flour at highest-ever price of up to Rs70 per kg.
In Faisalabad, the flour prices have skyrocketed with an increase of up to Rs30 per kg.
Moreover, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Firdous Ashiq Awan, said some elements have continued negative propaganda regarding wheat flour prices.
Firdous Ashiq said she has given the task to deal with the matter related to the artificial crisis of wheat flour in Punjab.
Firdous Ashiq addressed a press conference in Sialkot today.
She was of the view that it is necessary to stop negative propaganda.
Sindh government has not purchased wheat on time.
It is the federal government’s responsibility to provide food across the country.
Sindh government showed negligence over wheat supplies despite the federal government took the decision to provide 400,000 tons of wheat to Sindh out of which the province took 100,000 tons so far.