Roti price likely to surge by Rs 20 after Eid: MNRA

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The Muttahida Nan Roti Association (MNRA) has hinted at an increase in the price of bread (Roti) from Rs 15 to Rs 20 after Eid-ul-Azha.
In case of rising flour and fine prices, the MNRA rejected the continued rise in flour prices by flour mill owners. The association says that since Eid-ul-Fitr, the price of 84 kg sack of flour has increased by Rs 2,000. The Food Department has completely failed to reduce the price of flour. If the old price of flour is not fixed at Rs 4400, then after Eid, the bread will be sold at the rate of Rs 20. A 84 kg sack weighing less than 80 kg is also being supplied from flour mills, association members lamented.
Another piece of bad news for the people affected by the riots, Lahore Flour Mill Owners Association has increased the price of flour by Rs 2 per kg. The price has been fixed at Rs 70 per kg. District administration has failed to overcome the flour crisis despite claims, severe shortage of 20 kg flour bags in different parts of the city, authorities could not even sell at the official price of 860, 84 kg sack of fine flour cost more than Rs. 6000.
General Secretary Flour Mill Owners Association, Abdul Rehman says that the price of wheat has reached Rs. 2300 per quintal due to which flour mill owners have increased the price of flour. On the other hand, the MNRA has threatened to go on strike after Eid against the rising prices of flour and fine. A meeting of officials of Muttahida Nan Roti Association was held in Rehmanpura. The meeting was chaired by MNRA President Aftab Gul. The meeting expressed concern over the rising prices of flour.
On the other hand, a few days ago, Asim Raza, Central Chairman, Pakistan Flour Mills Association, said that the government is currently supplying 17,000 tons of wheat to flour mills across Punjab, including Lahore, in return for which flour mills have collected 550,000 flour bags of 20 kg. In Lahore, the demand for 20 kg bags of flour is 2.5 lakh while the supply is 130,000 bags which is in line with the official wheat quota. MNRA has hinted to increase the price of bread from Rs 15 to Rs 20 after Eid-ul-Adha. The association says that since Eid-ul-Fitr, the price of 84 kg sack of flour has increased by Rs 2,000. The food department has completely failed to reduce the price of flour. If the old price of flour is not fixed at Rs. 4400, then after Eid, the bread will be sold at the rate of Rs. 20.
An 84 kg sack weighing less than 80 kg is also being supplied from flour mills. Government provides quota of government wheat to the flour mills as per the demand, then the flour mills can easily meet the demand. A resolution was filed in the Punjab Assembly against the continuous increase in the price of flour and bread in Punjab. The resolution was submitted by PML-N member Aswa Aftab. Flour price in Punjab has been increased once again. 86 kg sack of flour has been made expensive by Rs. 100. 86 kg fine flour sack is being sold at Rs. 5800 instead of Rs. 5700. The Chakki Association has announced an increase in the price of flour from Rs 2 to Rs 3. If the price of flour remains the same, the price of bread will be reduced to Rs. 15. Flour is being sold expensively in Punjab despite PM’s directive.

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