Chakki owners announce Rs2 per kg reduction in flour price
KARACHI (92 News) – Chakki owners announced an Rs2 per kg reduction in the flour price on Tuesday.
After the cut in the price, flour will be sold at Rs68 per kg.
The flour mills association said that they had received 22,000 sacks of wheat from the PASSO. The price will be further reduced after improvement in the delivery.
In Quetta, a 20kg flour is being sold at Rs1,200-1,300. Meanwhile, the strike of ‘naanbais’ is going on. Citizens are moving from pillar to post to get bread. The strike has badly affected the business of hotel and tanoor owners.
After receiving wheat, flour mills in Sindh are likely to reduce the price.
In Karachi, fine flour is being sold at Rs65 per kg and chakki flour at Rs70 per kg.
The wheat and flour prices have gone out of control across the country. Shopkeepers in Lahore are selling flour at Rs70 per kg after crisis intensified in Punjab. However, the wheat flour is being sold at the price of Rs64 in Multan.
After failure in negotiations with the provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government, the nanbais went on strike in Peshawar and Hazara on Monday. All tandoors have been closed in the city, bringing misery for dwellers.
In KP, a bag of super fine wheat flour weighing 85kg is being sold for Rs5,200 and a 20kg bag is being sold for Rs1,100.
The Sindh government’s order to sell wheat flour at fixed rate of Rs 43 per kilogram has become a farce with non-compliance of the orders in the city. The provincial government has fixed Rs 43 per kilogram ex-mill price of the wheat flour and had ordered action against the profiteers amid the flour crisis and inflated rates of the commodity.
According to reports, the provincial as well as the city administrations have failed to enforce the order of the sale of wheat four on the fixed government price.
Under the prevailing situation, tanoor owners were pressing for increasing the price of flour and ‘naan’ at a high rate. The Flour Chakki Association secretary general said that they would sell flour at Rs64 if the government would give them quality wheat at Rs1,850 per maund.
He threatened to close the ‘chakkis’ if the government forced them to sell flour at a low price.