Punjab CM orders to ensure availability of flour at govt fixed price
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has ordered the concerned officials to ensure availability of flour at price fixed by government.
In a statement, the Punjab Chief minister expressed anger over flour crisis in the province and said that he will not tolerate any hurdle in availability of flour at government prices.
CM Buzdar further said that abundant wheat is available and he will not allow hoarding mafia to exploit masses.
Earlier, the millers have increased the flour price by Rs3 per kg in the city. After the increase, flour is being sold at Rs 68 per kg. During a month, the flour rate has been increased by Rs 8 per kg.
In Faisalabad, the price of a 20kg bag has been increased to Rs 1,150. Citizens said that it was dream to purchase flour at the government-fixed rate.
They said that the whimsical increase had broken the backbone of the poor.
Shopkeepers said that they are getting flour at exorbitant rates and selling it at a reasonable rate.