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Flour short­age due to load-shed­ding

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - ATIYA MOOSA — Via email

14 hours load shed­ding has brought in short­age of wheat flour re­sult­ing in es­ca­la­tion in the flour price. Millers have said that the supply of flour to mar­kets has been re­duced to just half of the rou­tine supply. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the is­sue, for the time be­ing, is be­ing ig­nored be­cause ru­ral ar­eas are not com­pletely de­pen­dent on city grind­ings, and se­condly, due to suf­fi­cient pres­ence of wheat in mar­kets.

But within some days the pipe­lines will dry up with great de­mand of flour in the month of Ra­mazan, said by PFMA. If the sit­u­a­tion con­tin­ues in the same man­ner, the com­ing 15 days will be more prob­lem­atic with short­age of flour. Hence, the millers are de­mand­ing re­duc­tion in load shed­ding for main­tain­ing the nor­mal sup­plies of flour in mar­kets.

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