In protest of the province’s food department suspending the wheat quota for more than 100 flour mills, the Punjab Flour Mills Association has stated that it will go on strike starting on Monday (tomorrow).
After the government’s decision to suspend the wheat quota, the conflicts between the flour mills association and the Punjab food department have grown more pronounced.
In a statement, the chairman of the Punjab Flour Mills Association said that as of tomorrow, the flour mills would no longer accept government-supplied wheat.
The chairman of the Punjab flour mills added that the strike will affect the market’s ability to provide wheat.
On the other hand, the sources claimed that the Punjab food department had instructed to file complaints against the owners of 10 wheat mills in the province.
Before the increase in wheat quota and import, wheat prices in Punjab’s open market dropped by Rs 1,200 per maund.
The cost of wheat per maund decreased from Rs5,200 to Rs4,000, according to market sellers.