Thursday, July 22, 2010

7 flour mills in Larkana & Kambar-Shahdadkot closed in protest!

7 flour mills in Larkana & Kambar-Shahdadkot closed in protest against ban on movement of wheat!

LARKANA: 7 Flour Mills of Larkana and Kamber-Shahdadkot districts have been closed in protest against the imposition of ban on Inter Provincial movement of wheat. According to a survey conducted by The Regional Times, it was learnt that 7 flour mills of both districts and hundreds of owners of atta chakis have closed their mills and chakis for removal of ban on movement of wheat. Due to the protest several traders have hoarded the wheat and flour. The local shopkeepers are selling flour at Rs 35 per Kg. The President of Flour Mills Association and Former President Larkana Chamber of Commerce Muhammad Anwar Shaikh told RT that in the last season this area had produced a bumper crop of wheat in this connection they should be allowed to do business in other province. Anwar Shaikh admitted that the flour mills have stropped functioning temporally, which will be restored after the meeting with the Federal Minister for Food.

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