FAISALABAD: Flour mills in the district on Wednesday threatened to stop the supply for flour to the Utility Stores. Flour Mills Owners’ Association spokesman Muhammad Jamil said that the 20-kilogramme flour bag was being sold for Rs580 at the Utility Stores in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, Gujranwala and Lahore, but the same bag was available in Faisalabad for Rs550. He said that wheat price had risen by Rs70 per mound but the government was forcing them to supply flour at the same prices. He said that the association had unanimously decided to stop flour supplies to all Utility Stores in the Faisalabad region if the government did not raise the price of the 20 kg bag by Rs30.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2012.