After Punjab, flour mills were also closed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has raised fears of a flour crisis. Meanwhile, the Flour Mills Association has rejected the invitation of the Secretary Food for talks.
Punjab’s flour mills closed mills in protest of raids by the food department. Punjab Flour Mills President Mahmood Durrani has said that despite meeting the target set by the food department, wheat procurement is not being allowed.
Meanwhile, the owners of flour mills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been protesting for a month against the suspension of supply of wheat from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and said that they have been forced to go on strike against the ban.
The closure of flour mills in both the provinces has also affected the supply of flour and created the threat of another flour crisis. After Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Flour Mills Association announced the closure of mills from tomorrow.
Chairman Punjab Flour Mills Association Asim Raza said that raids are being carried out on mills in South Punjab so the strike would continue till the demands are accepted.
Chairman Punjab Flour Mills Association Asim Raza said that the government is also inviting for talks and at the same time mills in Multan are being sealed. He said that the strike and protest strategy would be announced today.
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