Peshawar nanbais announce strike for not increasing ‘roti’ price


Nanbais strike roti roti price KP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar
20 Jan, 2020 3:07 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After failure in negotiations with the provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government, the Nanbais announced strike for not increasing the ‘roti’ prices in Peshawar.

According to the reports, 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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