Mian Khaliq-ur-Rehman-the adviser to the CM on Food has said that the government of KP was surging the wheat supply to the flour mills from 6,000 metric tonnes per day to 7,000 tonnes for containing the flour shortage crisis in the province.
As per the shared details, he said that the province had enough stock of wheat to meet the market demand. Talking to journalists, he said that around 219,000 bags of the subsidized flour at official subsidized rate of Rs860 per 20 kg bags were being provided to the people across the province.
He said that 7,000 metric tonnes of wheat would be supplied to the flour mills on daily basis in the province, which is 50 percent more than the demand of the province.
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He said that there was no shortage of wheat or flour in any part of the province and they were on a constant basis monitoring the situation. He said that large wheat stock was available with KP Food Department and the quota could be further increased, saying that all the resources were being utilized to check flour prices in markets.
“Mobile teams are working on an emergency basis in all the districts to monitor the sale points of subsidized flour,” he said, adding that joint teams of the Food Department and district administration were monitoring flour mills, flour dealers, and food markets to control prices of food items.
He said that a ship carrying 63,000 metric tonnes of imported wheat had arrived at Karachi port and other shipments would reach by February. Food Adviser Mian Khaliq-ur-Rehman informed that to provide relief to people, the government would give a subsidy of Rs10 billion on flour by April.
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