Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon has notified the official prices of wheat flour according to which ex-mill price has been fixed at Rs95 per kg, while retail price has been fixed at Rs98 per kg. The retail price of wheat flour from small flour mills (chakki) has been fixed at Rs105 per kg.
Compared to the last couple of months, the flour price has been dropping since the wheat supply in the market has improved, but the price is still beyond the reach of majority of the population. Chakki atta is being sold at Rs125 per kg in different areas of the city, while fine atta is being sold at a price of Rs115 to Rs120 per kg.
In the open market, the price of wheat per kg has also decreased but chakki owners say that clean wheat is still selling at a higher rate.
Marathon arrangements reviewed
Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon on Saturday visited the 4th Commissioner Karachi Marathon route to review arrangements for the marathon race to be held on January 29 at Nishan-e-Pakistan, Sea View.
The deputy commissioners of all seven districts of Karachi, senior police and administration officials accompanied him. The commissioner was briefed about the arrangements made for the race and prize distribution ceremony by the concerned officials.
The marathon will start from Nishan-e-Pakistan at 10am and culminate at the same point.
The police officials briefed the commissioner about the security arrangements. The commissioner inspected the race route and the site of prize distribution ceremony.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will give away the prizes to the winners. The commissioner directed all DCs to play their role and make coordinated efforts to make the marathon a success.
A link has been created on the website of the Office of Commissioner Karachi for online registration (https://commissionerkarachi.gos.pk/marathon-registration), while a QR code has also been created for the same purpose.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2023.
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