Flour crisis looms in Punjab
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Punjab Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Monday warned the government of flour crisis in the province if the wheat is not released to the mills on an emergency basis.
According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, PFMA Chairman Asim Raza wrote a letter to the Punjab government with a demand for the release of wheat immediately to overcome the flour shortage.
The PFMA chairman said that the delay in wheat supply to the mills in Punjab would create a shortage and the price of flour would go up.
He said usually, the release of official wheat started in mid-August, but surprisingly it was not being released.
The PFMA chairman described in the letter that the mills had reserves of 900,000 metric tonnes of wheat that would end in a few days.
A copy of the letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, Federal Minister for Food Security, Federal Food Secretary, Punjab Chief Minister, Provincial Food Minister and Chief Secretary.
Reporter: Rao Dilshad Hussain