Usman Buzdar conducted raids at various flour sale points

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Jan, 2020. 09:47 am
Usman Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar conducted raids at various sale points of flour in Jaranwala.

CM Usman Buzdar took an action and suspended officials of provincial food department besides making an assistant commissioner as OSD.

He received complaints of local people about shortage of flour stock.

Later, the Chief Minister said there is adequate stock of flour with the Punjab government.

Flour is available at all sale points on the official fixed prices, he said.

He directed the officials concerned to increase number of sale points in the city to ensure provision of flour to the citizen at the official rates.

CM Buzdar also visited the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Jaranwala and reviewed the facilities being provided to the patients.

Nanbais in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 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 cannot sell the naan and roti in this regard, he said.

Furthermore, 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.

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 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.

Wheat provided to flour mills in Punjab at subsidized rate: Firdous

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 on Sunday.

She was of the view that it is necessary to stop negative propaganda.

However, she said, Sindh government has not purchased wheat on time.

It is the federal government’s responsibility to provide food across the country.

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