Excess wheat: Flour millers want export policy

'Govt should improve its export policy instead of wasting thousands of tons of excess wheat stored in different silos'


Our Correspondent February 26, 2017
PHOTO: INP

LAHORE: In light of the excess wheat stocks across the country losing their quality, Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Chairman Riazullah Khan has demanded the government to immediately announce a one-year export policy.

“Government should improve its export policy instead of wasting thousands of tons of excess wheat stored in different silos,” said Khan. He further said that exporting excess wheat is the need of the hour as the next crop will hit the markets in a few months and there is no room left to store it.

The association representatives also urged the Punjab government to take notice of issuing substandard wheat to flour mills. “Departments are pressurising mill owners to utilise substandard wheat stocks,” said PFMA former chairman Asim Raza.

He said, “Why should we process substandard wheat and why should the public consume such flour?

Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2017.

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