Provinces urged to ensure wheat availability on competitive rates

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President, Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) Mian Usman Zulfiqar urged the provincial governments to make sure the flour availability in the markets on competitive rates as subsidized flour has almost disappeared from the markets amid worsening shortage of the commodity in Punjab. Usman Zulfiqar said common man can’t afford the weekly increase in the flour prices.

In Punjab few days back the 15-kg flour price witnessed at Rs 1200. Now it is being available at Rs 1600 despite government rates are much lesser but flour is not available on the government rates.

Similarly flour is also short in the markets of Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta too with high prices which should be looked seriously.—Agencies

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