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Khursro Terms Flour Crisis Across Country Artificial

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Khusro Bakhtiar has said, while addressing in Senate, that federal government has evolved a mechanism with the coordination of provincial governments to end artificial shortfall of wheat in some parts of the country.

Winding up a discussion on a motion in the Senate, he said that four million tonnes of wheat was available in the public sector and there is no shortfall of wheat in the country.

He said flour prices in Sindh brought down from 60 to 54 rupees while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 58 to 52 rupees per kg.

The Minister said that the government has raised the minimum support price of wheat from 1300 to 1365 rupees per 40 kg.

The House will now meet again on Friday at 10:30 in the morning.