Sindh struggles to stabilise wheat prices: Murad.


KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Thursday that the wheat and flour prices were stable in Sindh, but higher prices in Punjab might destabilize the market here.

He said it while presiding over a review meeting of wheat stocks and prices at CM House. The meeting was attended by Food Minister Hari Ram, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Food Laiq Ahmed and others.

Briefing the Chief Minister, secretary food said that the supply and prices of wheat and flour were stable in Sindh. At this, Shah said that high prices in Punjab might destabilize the market in Sindh.

It may be noted that normal releases of wheat by Sindh Food Department starts in the month of September. Laiq told the Chief Minister that the Punjab government had decided to release wheat forthwith because of the wheat crisis in province. He added that still the wheat and flour prices in Sindh were lower than the Punjab.

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