According to the report, Sindh Agriculture Minister Ismail Rahu had said that federal ministers believe that Sindh government is responsible for the shortage of wheat in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where their own party (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) is in power.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that he asked for 300,000 tonnes of wheat from Pasco, out of which 70,000 bags were transferred from Punjab and Balochistan to Karachi.
According to a statement issued by the Sindh government, the government had hired the National Logistics Cell (MLC) to move wheat from Karachi to Hyderabad and passports in other provinces due to the strike of private transports.
Provincial Minister of Agriculture made it clear that the federal government has withheld a share of Rs. 50 billion in Sindh federal funds, which has made it difficult for the province to buy extra wheat. On the other hand, due to the strike of transports, flour mills. Wheat supply suspended for
He hoped that from Wednesday onwards, flour would be available at retail at a price of Rs 45 per kg.
Balochistan, on the other hand, where daily food items have gone up from Rs 65 per kg to Rs 43 per kg in the last few weeks, is also facing a flour crunch, while the government has also crackdown against some floor owners and store owners. Has ordered.
Provincial Minister for Agriculture Sardar Abdul Rahman Kheitran claimed that Afghanistan was monitoring the smuggling of wheat from the province, adding that a new batch of 50,000 tonnes of wheat from the federal government would reach the markets in 10 days.
He said one reason for the shortage of wheat was the loss of warehouses due to heavy rains and floods where wheat is stored.
Rejecting criticism against the government, he said the flour crisis affected the entire country.