Flour will be sold at Rs 36/kg during Ramazan: minister

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said the flour would be sold at Rs 36 per kilograms (kg) during Ramazan-ul-Mubarak in order to provide relief to the people of Sindh.Flourmills will establish fair price shops at their main gates where the flour will be sold at Rs 36 per kg besides flour will also be provided at same rates to the stalls set up by district administration. Talking to media on Thursday he said the rate of flour at Rs 36 per kg was decided in the meeting between Sindh Food Department and office bearers of Flourmills Association.Jam Mehtab said, “For current financial year a subsidy of Rs 3 billion has been given on wheat and the growers and common consumers will get benefit of it”.All commissioners including Karachi had been issued directives to ensure the sale of flour at Rs 36 per kg in bachat bazaars and Sunday bazaars. All deputy commissioners had been directed to provide a list of the bachat bazaars being organised in their respective districts and assist/coordinate with the food officers so decisions of the meeting could be implemented. Minister said the target of 1.2 to 2 thousand tonnes of wheat was achieved and he would visit the godowns for physical verification of stocks, gunny bags and other articles of Food Department. 

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