LAHORE: The Punjab food department will begin supply of subsidised wheat to flour mills in the province from today (Monday).

The department will supply the millers with wheat at Rs1,375 per 40kg, including the cost of the gunny bag, while the millers will sell flour at Rs808 per 20kg bag. The ex-mill price of the same bag will be Rs786.

Chairman of the Punjab chapter of the Pakistan Flour Mills Association, Habibur Rehman Leghari, has urged the government not to impose any new tax on the units to help maintain the prices of roti and naan.

He says that all members of the association have been directed to follow the provincial government’s orders regarding fixing the rates of flour and other wheat products as well as maintain quality and weight of the flour bags.

He says a meeting of the Punjab PFMA executive body has also been convened for Tuesday (tomorrow) for consultation on flour and wheat supplies and their prices.

Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2019