Flour to be sold at Rs 36 per kg in Ramzan

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the flour would be sold at Rs 36 per kg during Ramzan ul-Mubarak in order to provide relief to the people of Sindh, while all flour mills would establish fair price shops at their main gates where the flour would be sold at Rs 36 per Kg, besides this flour mills would also provide flour at same rates at the stalls established by district administration.

This he said while talking to media men here in his office on Thursday. He said that the rate of flour at Rs 36 per kg during Ramazan-ul-Mubarak was decided in the meeting between Sindh food department and office-bearers of Flour Mills Association held the previous day.

Mehtab said, “For current financial year, a subsidy of Rs 3 billion has been given on wheat and the growers and common consumers would get benefit of it.

He added that all commissioners, including those of Karachi, had been issued directives to ensure the sale of flour at Rs 36 per kg in bachat bazaars and Sunday bazaars.

The minister said that all deputy commissioners had been directed to provide a list of the bachat bazaars being organized in their districts and assist the food officers so that decisions of the meeting could be implemented in the best interest of the general public.

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