KARACHI: Flour Mills Association (FMA) has announced new price of wheat flour, which would be available at Rs 39.50 per kilogrammes (kg).
FMA demanded to lift ban on movement of wheat within the province for further reduction in the price of basic food commodity. Chairman FMA Muhammad Yousuf at press briefing on Friday after a detailed meeting with Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said fair price shops would be established at 85 flourmills of the metropolis where 10 kg flour bag would be sold at Rs 395.
He said restricting movement of wheat was the main reason behind recent price hike as before imposition of section 144 Cr PC, in this regard, flour was being sold at Rs 37 per kg.
Sindh government to lift the ban and ensure free movement of wheat for benefit of common man, as it would help to further decrease the flour price.
Commissioner Karachi talking to FMA delegation said artificial shortage and increase in flour prices would not be tolerated at any cost as this year we had sufficient wheat production due to bumper crop.
Protection of basic rights of citizens is core responsibility of the government and administration has made serious efforts to reduce and stablise flour prices.
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