The flour crisis threatens to worsen the situation | Pro IQRA News

The flour crisis threatens to worsen the situation

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The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regarding the ban on the supply of wheat and flour from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the letter sent to the interim Chief Minister of Punjab Kolkhey has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a province suffering from shortage of wheat and flour, the province’s need for wheat and flour is 14 thousand tons per day and 51 lakh tons per year. The Punjab Food Department has set up check posts at entry points into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, restricting the movement of wheat and flour, which has adversely affected the local market in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and increased the prices of wheat and flour at the local level. the situation will be shortage of wheat and flour in the open market within a few days. These actions by the Punjab Food Department are in violation of Article 151, Clause 3, Sub-Clause A. This Article of the Constitution of Pakistan prevents provincial governments from imposing restrictions and allows free trade between provinces. Due to the ban on supply of flour from Punjab, flour is becoming increasingly expensive in various flour markets of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to flour traders, wheat crisis. And the reduced supply to mills is the main reason for the price of flour. For a long time, the supply of flour has also been banned by the Punjab government. In recent months, the prices of flour have been increased for the third and fourth time From Punjab, wheat and The ban on flour procurement is a constant headache that no government can solve. The difficult thing is that on the one hand, where a record wheat harvest is about to hit. market, on the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is not benefiting from it. Due to the arrival of the actual harvest, the milk rice in the province and the imbalance between supply and demand has led to a rise in prices. The only solution now is that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can either buy wheat from Punjab and buy wheat from the province. I should be given more opportunities to store wheat or the province should import wheat according to its needs. After all, how long will I the people of the province remain victims of loss and injustice even while living in the same country and when will trade between the provinces be free under the constitution? And the province will be able to buy wheat from the open market as per its needs In this situation there is not only the risk of public agitation and the problem of law and order, but the people’s march against Punjab and check posts will end with public force. There is also a risk in doing this which should not be allowed to happen and the problem should be resolved as soon as possible. There should be no delays.