Subsidized flour will no longer be available to everyone. The decision to limit the supply of cheap flour to the poor, the mechanism was decided.
On the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senior Minister for Wheat and Flour Prices Abdul Aleem Khan . Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal and other officials including Chief Secretary Punjab and Secretary Food attended the meeting. Gave detailed briefing on flour situation and prices.
It was decided at the meeting that the supply of government cheap flour would now be restricted to the poor only, the Ehsas program data or utility stores would be used to supply government flour to the poor.
Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, while issuing orders to the Food Department to prepare recommendations, said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has removed all barriers to the import of wheat. It is not permissible to subsidize.
It may be mentioned that Pakistan Flour Mills Association Punjab Zone has increased the price of 20 kg bag of flour by Rs. 50. After which the price of 20 kg bag of flour has gone up to Rs. 975. After the increase in flour prices by flourmills, Lahore Flour Mill Owners Association also announced an increase in the price of flour by Rs 3 per kg.
Extracted from City42 News