The Punjab Flour Mills Association has stated that it will strike starting on Monday (tomorrow) in protest of the province’s food department suspending the wheat quota for more than 100 flour mills.
After the government’s decision to suspend the wheat quota, the conflicts between the flour mills association and the Punjab food department have grown more pronounced.
The government’s quota for wheat would no longer be provided to flour mills starting tomorrow, according to the chairman of the Punjab Flour Mills Association.
The chairman of the Punjab flour mills added that during the strike, the market’s supply of wheat will be restricted.
On the other hand, according to the sources, the Punjab food department has been instructed to file lawsuits against 10 provincial flour mill owners.
Before the increase in wheat quota and import, wheat prices in Punjab’s open market dropped by Rs 1,200 per maund.
The price of wheat per maund decreased from Rs5,200 to Rs4,000, according to market dealers.
The price of wheat per kg in the open market has decreased from Rs130 to Rs100 as a result of the reduction of Rs1,200 per maund.