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Flour shortage continues in Rawalpindi

  • Despite the prime minister’s directives for smooth supply of flour in Rawalpindi markets, flour shortage still prevails in the garrison city and the residents are compelled to purchase the commodity on high price. 

    Residents said that after CNG, petrol and electricity, now they are facing flour crisis. The government has failed to fulfil its commitment of ensuring provision of “roti, kapra aur makan,” they lamented. 

    The residents, talking to INP said that they were not getting sufficient supply of flour as the shopkeepers started rationing and providing only two kilograms of flour at maximum. Moreover, they were being charged inflated priceie Rs40 per kilogram on the pretext of shortage, they said. 

    Punjab government had fixed the price of 20-kg bag of flour at Rs670 but the shopkeepers are selling it at Rs720 to Rs750 at different place in the city, while the utility stores have also increased the prices. 

    Copyright Independent News Pakistan, 2013

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