Warning from flour millers for Punjab government
06 June 20141 min reading
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Flour Mill Association claimed that Punjab government’s decision of banning wheat shipment to the other regions of the country has brought 300 mills on the brink of closure.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Flour Mill Association made the warning that it would block the route through K-P which was used to export flour from Punjab if the ban on inter-provincial wheat movement is not lifted.
According to the Express Tribune news; Punjab government banned wheat shipments to the other regions of the country during April. Association members believe that this is against Article 151 of the Constitution and can result in the closure of 300 flour mills in K-P.
The provincial flour association’s chairman Anis Ashraf held a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club to which dozens of flour mill owners attended. He expressed his thoughts about the subject as follows: “Nearly 300 mills in K-P region are near closure due to the non-availability of wheat from Punjab. The mills of Punjab are now directly exporting the flour to Afghanistan instead of routing the wheat through K-P’s mills. We will challenge this illegal and unconstitutional step taken by Punjab’s government.”
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