Tandoor shut as Nanbais go on strike to seek increase in Roti price

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Oct, 2020. 11:54 am

The Nanbais across the Balochistan province went on an indefinite strike Thursday to seek to fix the roti price at Rs 30.

According to the details, the Nanbais are of the view that the roti weighing 320 grams should be priced at Rs 30 due to an increase in rates of wheat flour.

Besides, the association also said they are forced to use gas cylinders due to the non-availability of natural gas.

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

In July this year, a nationwide crackdown was launched against elements involved in wheat hoarding.

An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the availability of wheat and flour in which it was decided to crack down on the elements involved in wheat storage across the country.

Let it be known that earlier, on October 2, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had approved the import of 180,000 metric tons of wheat from Russia on a GTG basis waiving off all taxes/levies duties on wheat import.

PM directs to eliminate inflation

Prime Minister Imran Khan on October 20 has directed the ministers to make the elimination of inflation their mission.

According to details, the internal story of the meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan came to light.

The majority of ministers expressed concerns over the rise in prices of essential commodities. The Prime Minister expressed frustration over the uncontrolled prices of sugar and flour.

The Prime Minister asked that if there is an abundance of wheat then why the prices of flour are not going down.

Instructing the ministers to identify the negligence, the Prime Minister said that eradication of inflation should be their mission. All government departments should give their input to end inflation.

The Cabinet was briefed on the existing wheat reserves in the country and the situation of imported wheat in view of future needs.

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