Tandoor Owners Go to Court Over Decrease in Roti Prices

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Tandoor Owners Go to Court Over Decrease in Roti Prices

The Naanbai Welfare Association has filed a petition against the recent decrease in naan and roti pricing in the nation’s capital, which will be heard by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The president of the Naanbai Welfare Association contested the controller general’s official roti and naan prices in a petition filed with the IHC.

Tandoor owners said that the new pricing is unreasonable and that the decision to lower them—roti from Rs. 25 to Rs. 16 and naan from Rs. 30 to Rs. 20—was taken without consulting them.

The group drew attention to the disparity and asserted that the new pricing was unsustainable for their businesses because the manufacturing cost of naan is at least Rs. 30 and the production cost of roti is at least Rs. 27.

The Price Control Act stipulates that the federation may only announce a price rise after consulting with relevant parties, as the Naanbai Welfare Association pointed out.

To reintroduce the previous roti and naan rates, the organization has asked the IHC to cancel the notice that was sent out by its Controller General on April 15.

The Muttahida Nanbai Roti Association of Punjab filed this lawsuit in response to orders to lower prices throughout the region. The association is threatening a province-wide walkout if their demands are not met, and they have given a 96-hour ultimatum to lower flour costs.

They want the price of fine flour to be set at Rs. 7,500 so that naan may be sold for Rs. 20, and that the price of a 20kg flour bag be fixed at Rs. 1600 so that roti can be sold for Rs. 16.

In contrast, stakeholders in the food industry challenged Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz‘s announcement to lower roti prices throughout the province to Rs. 16 immediately, causing controversy.

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