Flour mills call off strike

Published Jul 13, 2010 12:00am

The food minister assured the APFMA leaders that their demands would be taken up with the Sindh govt. — File P
The food minister assured the APFMA leaders that their demands would be taken up with the Sindh govt. — File Photo by APP
ISLAMABAD The All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA) called off its strike on Monday after federal minister for food and agriculture assured its leaders at a meeting that their demands would be taken up with the Sindh government.

Food Minister Nazar Mohammad Gondal informed APFMA president Iqbal Daud that their problems would be discussed with Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday when the latter would be in Islamabad in connection with a meeting of the Indus River System Authority.

Addressing a news conference after the meeting, Mr Daud said that the Sindh government was not allowing inter-provincial movement of flour.

He said a similar situation prevailed in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province where political agents were allegedly asking for illegal gratification for allowing movement of wheat flour to Afghanistan.

He alleged that the Frontier Constabulary was also creating problems in the movement of flour.

Mr Gondal announced on the occasion that the government would hold an inquiry into the allegations levelled by the APFMA president and redress all its grievances.


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