Wheat stocks stood over 6.445m tons

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The strategic wheat stocks of the country during current week recorded over 6.445 million tons, which were sufficient to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as keeping the demand and supply smooth, besides ensuring price stability of the commodity in local markets.

The total availability of the grains during the period under review were registered over 9.250 million tons as so far the government had released about 4.204 million tons to local flour mills in order to provide wheat flour and its other by products in local markets on affordable rates, said Food Security Commissioner in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Imtiaz Ali Gopang.

Talking to APP here on Wednesday, he said that local carry forward stocks of grains during current week recorded at 1,831,019 metric tons, adding that over 6,614,103 metric tons of wheat procured during last season to maintain the strategic reserves in the country..—APP

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