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Staff ReporterAround 90 trailers carrying wheat cargo, reached Karachi on Tuesday to address the wheat
flour shortage in Sindh, it was reported.The provincial food department will issue the wheat quota to
flour mills by providing 21,000 bags to millers, sources said. Flour mills are providing Dhai (2 1/2)
number variety of flour in markets with government supplied wheat at Rs 43 per KG, while the Fine flour
being sold at ex-mill rate of Rs 57 per kilogram.Various varieties of flour were earlier being sold in
Karachi’s markets at 64 and 66 rupees per kilogram.The provincial government has fixed Rs 43 per
kilogram ex-mill price of the wheat flour and ordered action against the profiteers amid the flour crisis
and inflated rates of the commodity.Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday announced
that the government will overcome the crisis in Sindh by Tuesday or Wednesday.He said 3,00,000 tons
of wheat allotted to Sindh is being transported from the PASSCO godowns in Punjab and Balochistan.The
supply to the province was delayed due to recent goods transport strike, the chief minister said.He said
that 70,000 bags have been transported to Karachi, while 50,000 bags will reach on Monday. The wheat
is being supplied to the flour mills in Karachi and Hyderabad, he added.Shortage and hike in prices of
wheat flour, a staple food in Pakistan, has caused an uproar and voices of concern across the
country.