Millers cut supply of subsidised flour, go on strike

Khalid Iqbal
Sunday, Jun 05, 2022

Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi and Islamabad Flourmills Association has stopped subsidised flour supply and announced to go on strike here on Saturday.

Rising wheat prices, reduction in quota of flourmills and the abolition of flour subsidy has created a flour crisis here in the whole district of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The flourmills owners here in Rawalpindi and Islamabad did not lift subsidised wheat from District Food Controller (DFC) warehouses on Saturday.

Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz announced to provide subsidised flour to public at Rs490 in open market shops and Rs400 in government run utility stores. But, subsidised flour is not available in all areas neither in government run utility stores nor in open market shops due to stoppage of supply.