1kg flour to be available in Sindh for Rs65-95: Memon
Says Sindh govt providing flour to deserving people at Rs65 per kg: PFMA chairman says Punjab govt should end unconstitutional ban on flour, wheat supply
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Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said Tuesday that 1kg flour would be available in Sindh for rupees between 65 and 95, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, he said that the provincial government was providing flour to the deserving people at Rs65 per kilogram.
“Apart from Sindh, there is a flour crisis in the entire country. As many as 460 trucks of cheap flour are being provided to the people in Karachi daily,” he added.
“In the Geneva Conference, the world recognised Pakistan’s stance. The World Bank will also provide $2 billion to help the flood-hit people,” he stated.
He further said that the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board had started work in Qasimabad and Jamshoro.
On the other hand, Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Chairman Muhammad Iqbal said that the Punjab government should end the unconstitutional ban on the supply of flour and wheat.
“In Punjab, the Customs and police officials are taking bribes under the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI),” he alleged.
“Why does the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) give only Rs5,000 tonnes of flour per day instead of the required amount of Rs15,000 tons per day? The quota should be fulfilled,” he stressed.
“If they cannot get the ban on flour supply from Punjab removed, the KP government should export wheat from other countries,” he added.