Prime Minister directs to ensure provision of flour at reasonable price across country

Islamabad, July 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for ensuring provision of flour at reasonable price across the country. He was chairing a review meeting about availability of flour and sugar and their prices in Islamabad today (Monday).The Prime Minister said the process of importing wheat at official level besides by the private sector should be accelerated to ensure profuse availability of wheat in the market.

He directed the chief secretaries to hasten action against the elements involved in hoarding of wheat. He said all the chief secretaries should adopt a joint strategy with mutual consultations to ensure uniform prices of wheat and flour across the country. The Prime Minister said special attention should also be given to ensure availability of sugar at affordable price.

He said it should be ensured that crushing process by sugar mills is started at appropriate time, and no delay is committed in this regard. He said planning and arrangements should also be made to import sugar, if needed.

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