Murad orders stabilisation of flour price by Tuesday Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government has procured 300,000 tons of wheat from Passco, out which 70,000 bags have been brought here in Karachi.
A statement issued from CM House says that the provincial government has procured 300,000 tons of wheat from Passco which is being lifted from Punjab and Balochistan.
The delay in transportation was cussed due to protest and wheel- jam strike by transporters. The chief minister said that his government has hired the services of NLC which has mobiles a fleet of their 200 vehicles to lift the wheat from Punjab and Balochistan and download in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Mr Shah said that 70,000 have so far landed in the city and 30,000 more bags to be brought in by Monday evening.
The chief minister directed food department Secretary Laiq Ahmed to personally monitor wheat lifting from Punjab and Balochistan and start issuing wheat to the flour mills as per government policy.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also directed Bureau of Supply & Prices to play their due role to stabilise flour prices all over Sindh, particularly in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Mr Shah through chief Secretary also directed all deputy commissioners to control artificial price hike in their respective areas, particularly of the floor.
The chief minister directed food department to avert wheat crisis within next two days- means by Tuesday