Ship carrying Russian wheat docks at Karachi.

KARACHI -- A ship carrying 60,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia arrived at the Port Qasim while another ship carrying the grain from Ukraine was at the outer anchorage of Karachi port as the government scurried to bridge the demand and supply gap.

According to some local media reports, two ships carrying Russian wheat docked at the port, but private sector importers said one ship, MV LEVANTES, has anchored at Port Qasim.

According to Karachi Port Trust's website, the second vessel Caravos Liberty - carrying 58,266 tonnes of grain - was near the port, but was yet to dock.

Media reports also quoted an announcement by the Ministry of National Food and Security as saying that two ships carrying Russian wheat had arrived at the port on Monday and that Pakistan would import a total 700,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia.

KPT says another vessel to arrive soon

The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has imported 1.7 million tonnes of wheat in FY21. As per the government's directive, the TCP had delivered one million tonnes to Punjab, 444,935 tonnes to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 117,528 tonnes to Sindh and 114,532 tonnes to Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (Passco) through tenders to stabilise the...

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