Record increase in flour prices in Pakistan
March 19, 2023 07:53 PM
All records of flour prices have been broken as a 20 kg bag of wheat flour has reached Rs3,100 for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Sunday.
According to a report, the citizens of Karachi are forced to buy the most expensive flour in the country. Atta is being sold for up to Rs155 per kilogram in Karachi as a 20 kg bag of flour has become more expensive by Rs 200 in a recent week in Karachi and it is available at Rs 3100.
As per the report of the Bureau of Statistics, a bag of flour has become expensive up to Rs 200 in Multan, Rs 100 in Peshawar, Rs 80 in Hyderabad, and Rs 30 in Quetta in a week.
The statistics of the government showed that a 20 kg bag of flour in Khuzdar reached Rs2,850, Hyderabad Rs2,800, Quetta Rs2,780, Peshawar Rs 2750, Larkana Rs 2640, Sukkar and Multan reached Rs 2600.
The price of a bag of flour in Bannu reached Rs 2550, Gujranwala Rs 2533, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Sialkot reached Rs 2250.
A bag of flour is also available for Rs1,295 in all major cities of Punjab including Lahore and Islamabad due to the subsidy of the government.
Reporter: Waqas Azeem