Inflation breaks all record: 20-kg flour bag available at Rs1,520

By: News Desk
Published: 12:59 PM, 16 May, 2022
Inflation breaks all record: 20-kg flour bag available at Rs1,520
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Islamabad and Rawalpindi residents are experiencing some extraordinary inflation as 20-kg flour bag with an increase of Rs720 now reached Rs1520 in capital, a record all-time high price in a week, reported 24NewsHD TV channel quoting Pakistan Statistics of Bureau (PSB).  

The price of a 20-kg flour bag was around Rs800 but now it is only available with inflated prices.

Twin cities are not different from the rest of the country and in Rawalpindi, the 20-kg flour bag price increased by Rs706.67 in a week.

The same flour bag was up by Rs600 in Faisalabad, Rs590 in Peshawar, Rs530 in Multan, Rs520 in Bannu, Rs500 in Bahawalpur, Gujranwala and Sialkot.

In Sindh the prices were slightly up Rs60 in Sukkur, Rs40 in Hyderabad, and while in Balochistan metropolitan capital Quetta the flour prices were increased by Rs20 per 20-kg bag

PM Shehbaz Sharif 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif showed displeasure over failure to meet wheat procurement target by June 1. 

Shahbaz Sharif said that the people cannot be put in any difficulty and in any case, the federal government will provide flour at a lower price. 

A committee should be formed for transparent distribution of imported wheat among provinces.

Reporters Waqas Azeem, Kifayat Ali Shah