KP faces a flour crisis as Punjab cuts wheat supply

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is staring at a possible flour crisis as its wheat supply has been cut down by the Punjab government. Due to a sudden disruption of wheat supply the flour prices have increased by Rs. 80 for a 20kg bag in the province. KP receives 95 percent of its wheat supply from Punjab, which has been completely cut for the past couple of days without any reason given by the Punjab government, according to Muhammad Iqbal, chairman Pakistan Flour Mills Association KP.

He also fears that the upcoming Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s march on top of the two-day traders’ strike will only worsen the crisis.

Source: Pro Pakistani