Nanbais end strike in Balochistan as govt agrees to roti weight reduction


Nanbais Balochistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP government administration
24 Jan, 2020 11:58 am

QUETTA (92 News) – After Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Balochistan government also becomes helpless and agreed to reduction in the weight of roti in old prices.

According to the reports, Nanbai in Balochistan called off the strike on Friday as the district administration agreed to reduction in the weight of Rs20 roti.

The development comes during a meeting of the association leaders and officials of the district administration at the deputy commissioner’s offices here.

After the negotiation, the weight of roti will be reduced from 310 grammes’ to 260 grammes’ and will be sold out at price of Rs20.

Earlier, after failure in negotiations with the provincial KP government, the Nanbais announced strike for not increasing the ‘roti’ prices in Peshawar. 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 citizens are facing difficulties to find the ‘roti’ due to the closure of the tandoor across the city. Nanbais demanded the price of roti (weighing 170g) to be fixed at Rs15 while claiming that wood and gas tariffs have also been increased.

In Sindh, due to the disruption in supply of wheat to the mills, the price of wheat flour bag of 100kg hit a record high of up to Rs5,300 within three months after an increased of Rs1,300.

The wheat and flour prices out of control as the government has been failed to implement wheat flour on fixed rate of Rs 43 per kilogram.

According to the details garnered, 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.

In Faisalabad, the negotiations with the owners of ‘Atta Chakki’ have been failed and they announced to close their ‘Atta Chakkis’ for unspecified time periods.

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.


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