The Food Department in Faisalabad has stopped the wheat supply to the flour mills, which in consequence has increased the flour prices in the open market.
Wheat was being distributed at the rate of Rs.1,300 per 40kilogram, and it was being sold at Rs.1,450 per 40kilogram in the open market.
In the meantime, the millers have surged the flour prices significantly, urging consumers to take a costly ride.
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Attributing the flour price surge to increase the wheat prices in the open market, the chairman of the Flour Mills Association has declared that the government should assure of the supply of wheat throughout the year.
On the other hand, the district food controller has informed local media that as per the policies, the government has stopped the wheat supply from the month of April to the month of September, but, a new strategy was being formed for ensuring the wheat supply until the end of this month.
The masses have asked the district administration and the food department to adopt effective steps for curbing the prices of wheat and flour instead of just performing the paperwork.