PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN — The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan is working to avoid a flour crisis in the region by increasing wheat quotas for flour mills, Pakistan Today reported.
Quotas will increase from 5,000 tonnes per day to 6,000 tonnes per day. The local government told mill owners flour prices should not increase since there is ample supply and action will be taken against those who do, Pakistan Today reported.
Haji Iqbal, executive member of the All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA), told Pakistan Today, flour would be abundantly available in the province over the next four months with the timely increase in the province’s wheat quota. He does expect the prices to fluctuate but does not expect a crisis seen in previous months.