KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Food and Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has taken serious notice of the news regarding increase in flour prices.
In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said that 6.5 lac metric tones wheat has been imported from Russia and Ukraine without any Regulatory Duty.
Besides this, 12 lac metric tones wheat was available in government godowns while private sector had 6 lac metric tones wheat.
Jam further said that only 12 to 13 lac metric tones wheat is the need of province for next three to four months and there is 24 lac metric tones wheat including imported wheat of Russia and Ukraine is available in the province.
Minister warned the profiteers to avoid increasing flour prices otherwise strict action would be taken against them. He also directed all the Commissioners and district administrations to take immediate action against the profiteers.