LAHORE: The Punjab government claimed on Thursday to have reduced the price of 20kg flour by Rs1,300 and also fixed roti price from Rs12 to Rs14 in different districts of the province. A loaf in Lahore will be available for Rs14.

“Besides this, the price of 80kg fine flour bag has been reduced by Rs2,770, 50kg bag of semolina by Rs1,700,” said Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yasin.

Yasin said the prices of wheat products continued to decrease significantly and strict monitoring was being ensured in this regard.

“The price of 10kg of flour has been decreased by Rs600 to Rs700 while the price of 20kg of flour decreased by an average of Rs1,300,” he said.

The minister said a bag of fine flour was available for Rs8,230 instead of Rs11,000. The food minister said the price of a 50kg semolina bag was reduced from Rs7,150 to Rs5,450.

The food minister said the reduction in the prices of daily necessities has brought about a real relief to the people.

Published in Dawn, May 24th, 2024

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