It was not possible to sell sugar and flour at the official price in Lahore while flour mills could not stabilize the price of flour due to the non-issuance of official wheat. The shortage of sugar and flour at utility stores persists.
In the city, sugar was sold at Rs 80-85 instead of Rs 70, while a 20 kg bag of flour was sold at Rs 1,050 instead of Rs 860. The Pakistan Flour Mills Association says that in a day or two, as soon as the supply of government wheat to the flour mills starts, the sale of flour at the official price will start. That is the incompetence of the government.
In the city, on the one hand, it has not been possible to sell sugar and flour at the official price, and on the other hand, there is a shortage of sugar and flour in utility stores.
It may be recalled that matters were settled between the Flour Mills Association and the Punjab Government regarding the price of flour in Punjab. According to the report, after settling the issues between the Flour Mills Association and the Punjab Government, a 20 kg bag of flour cost Rs.1050. According to Asim Raza, Chairman Flour Mills Association, bread has become more expensive due to the high prices of flour but the government has decided to rectify the mistake in the wheat issuance policy after which the flour mills have been depopulated.
On the other hand, the citizens say that bread has not become cheaper so far on the announcement of cheaper flour, so the government should take action. Besides, the prices of flour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have not been reduced so far and the bag is being sold at Rs. 1170.
Extracted from City42 News