ISLAMABAD (HRNW) The federal government has moved to tackle the growing wheat crisis across the country, in connection federal government has decided to give Sindh 400,000 tonnes of wheat from its strategic reserves so that the shortage in the province can be resolved.
During a media talk on Sunday, Special Assistant to PM on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Sindh government has already taken 100,000 tonnes of wheat from the federal government’s reserves, this proves that there isn’t a shortage but a problem of demand and supply persists.
As the provincial government was unsuccessful in delivering wheat, the flour mills were not able to function at their maximum capacity leading to a shortage in supply. This ultimately pushed up the prices, Awan said.
“I want to request the government to expedite the wheat supply chain so that flour prices can be reduced,” she said.