DADU: 200 Chakkis closed in Dadu

Published January 16, 2004

DADU, Jan 15: Some 200 Chakkis and flour mills remained closed on Wednesday in different towns of the district due to a shortage of wheat. Chakkis and flour mills remained closed in Dadu, Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah , Sehwan, Johi, Bhan, Khudabad, Phulji Station, Sita Road, Radhan, Thariri Mohabbat and Nau Goth due to a shortage of wheat at godowns of food department.

In the wake of flour crisis, the traders and shopkeepers are selling flour for Rs15 per kg. The Dadu Flour Mills Association leaders Kamran Shaikh, Sikandar Lakhair said the food department had provided 16,000 bags of wheat to the flour mills in the district in December after receiving a bribe.

SUSPENDED: Sindh food secretary Mir Mohammad Parhiar on Wednesday suspended district food controller Ayub Rind on charges of unfair distribution of the wheat among the chakkis and flour mill owners.

CLASSES BOYCOTTED: On the call of the Primary Teachers' Association, school teachers boycotted their classes here on Wednesday to protest against the executive district officer (education). The teachers also took out a procession from the office of the EDO to the local press club. They held a demonstration outside the press club. Speaking to the protesters, PTA leaders said the EDO hadcancelled promotion orders of 200 higher secondary school teachers and terminated the services of 300 teachers.

DEMO: Workers of the Pakistan People's Party (Shaheed Bhutto) staged a rally here on Wednesday to demand the arrest of the killers of party activist Ali Sonara.

Opinion

Editorial

Price bombs
Updated 18 Jun, 2024

Price bombs

It just wants to take the easy route and enjoy the ride for however long it is in power.
Palestine’s plight
Updated 17 Jun, 2024

Palestine’s plight

While the faithful across the world are celebrating with their families, thousands of Palestinian children have either been orphaned, or themselves been killed by the Israeli aggressors.
Profiting off denied visas
Updated 19 Jun, 2024

Profiting off denied visas

The staggering rejection rates underscore systemic biases in the largely non-transparent visa approval process.
After the deluge
Updated 16 Jun, 2024

After the deluge

There was a lack of mental fortitude in the loss against India while against US, the team lost all control and displayed a lack of cohesion and synergy.
Fugue state
16 Jun, 2024

Fugue state

WITH its founder in jail these days, it seems nearly impossible to figure out what the PTI actually wants. On one...
Sindh budget
16 Jun, 2024

Sindh budget

SINDH’S Rs3.06tr budget for the upcoming financial year is a combination of populist interventions, attempts to...