PESHAWAR: Peshawar is going through flour shortage as Punjab hasn’t resumed the flour supply to NWFP. Meanwhile, more than 50 percent flour shops have been closed down because of ongoing flour crisis in the province. Despite assurance of Punjab government to lift the ban, supply was not resumed, resulting in higher prices and shortage of floor.
On the other hand, flour price jumped to all time high of Rs750 per 20-kilogram bag in Peshawar. Half of the shops in Peshawar Flour Market were closed down in addition to the 150 flourmills. Around 1300 bags are being supplied to Fair Price shops on daily basis, however, people complained about poor quality of flour available at Fair price shops.-SANA