Mill owners demand to enhance wheat quota to overcome crisis

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A. Hannan Raja;

Rawalpindi, (Parliament Times) : The government has not been able to overcome the flour crisis in three years. 20 kg bags are rare in the market, while the rise in flour prices has put into practice the phrase of snatching bread from the mouths of the poor. Meanwhile, when contacted by *Parliament Times, the DFC said that the federal government has the power to* increase or decrease the quota of flour mills and release them. On the other hand Riazullah, chairman of Flour Mills Association Rawalpindi Division, told Parliament Times that the government has closed the wheat quota and is forced to buy expensive wheat from Mills Bazaar while the present government does not even allow mills to stock wheat. It’s strange that Two months ago, a sharp rise in prices from Rs 860 per 20 kg bag to Rs 340 has opened up a pool of performance for government agencies. Mill owners say that if the government increases the quota and releases wheat in time, there will be no crisis and no increase in prices.