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Nanbais shutter down strike enters second day in KP

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Jan, 2020. 11:33 am
Nanbais shutter down

Nanbais shutter down strike in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa entered in second consecutive day on Tuesday after talks with government failed.

As per details, Nanbais shutter down strike in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa entered in second day.

The Nanbai Association protesting against the rise of flour prices and suspension of wheat supply from Punjab.

The association said that flour prices increased tremendously while flour not coming from Punjab; therefore, not possible to sell Loave (Nan) at previous rates.

The association said that strike would continue until a new rate list is issued.

On Monday, local authorities’ detained four Nanbai for shutting down their shops.

While on the other hand Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar announced that Punjab government to dispatch “5,000 tons” of wheat.

The wheat to dispatch to KP on daily basis.

CM Punjab said helping the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is their responsibility.

” Punjab government will provide wheat from its stock as a goodwill gesture to help overcome the flour shortage.”

Meanwhile, Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of Cabinet decided in a meeting to allow import of 0.3 million tons of wheat to bring down its prices in the local market, subsequent to reported shortage of wheat that led to escalation of flour prices in the country.

Furthermore Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation (USC), Umer Lodhi denied all rumours regarding shortage of wheat flour at Utility stores,

He said timely smooth supply of required flour stock are available in all USC stores to fulfill the demand of people.

He said due to its high demand and supply the sale of wheat flour increases.

But USC administration had taken emergency measures to ensure the availability of wheat flour in all stores.

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