Punjab Senior and Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said that the prices of flour across the province have come down to the lowest level in 7 months and 20kg bag of flour is available in different cities even at less than the official price. He said that due to the solid and integrated policies of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the prices of wheat and flour have come down and for the first time in the month of January, these prices have reduced while usually wheat and flour is hoarded to increase the price in this month but this time the situation is different and people have got relief.
Punjab Food Secretary Shehryar Sultan called on Senior & Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan and gave a detailed briefing about the working or the department and distribution of wheat to the flour mills in the province.
The Minister said that the decision of PM to import wheat on time has proved to be right and its positive effects have also started coming to the fore. He observed that provision of quality and affordable food to the people is the top priority of the Govt and the Food Department and related agencies are continue monitoring to ensure stability in wheat and flour prices.
Abdul Aleem Khan termed the reduction in flour prices as satisfactory and said that the government would continue its policy of providing relief to the people and ensure ample supply of wheat and flour in the market.
In the meeting, Secretary Food Punjab Shehryar Sultan briefed Senior & Food Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan about the operations carried out by the Food Department in different cities so far. He said that timely supply of wheat to flour mills across the province was continuing. Other issues related to the Food Department were also discussed in detail during the meeting.