PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced to increase the wheat quota for flour mills from 5,000 tonnes to 6,000 tonnes per day to avoid any flour crisis in the province.
In this regard, the provincial government has warned the mill owners that there should be no increase in flour prices after the government increases its supply.
According to officials, strict action would be taken against flour mills owners for creating artificial shortage to increase flour prices in the market.
Speaking to Profit, All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA) Executive Member Haji Iqbal said that flour would be available in abundance in the province for the next four months with the timely increase in the province’s wheat quota.
He said that prices in the market will fluctuate but the province will not face a crisis like in previous months.
According to sources, the KP government has also increased the quota of 20kg flour bags for Peshawar district to 30,000, after which citizens of the provincial capital could easily access the commodity.
Adviser to KP Chief Minister on Food Khaliqur Rehman said after this decision, traders and mill owners are now left with no justification to sell the commodity to people at higher prices.