Wheat shipment from Russia to arrive on Sept 8.

LAHORE -- The first import shipment carrying privately procured 55,000 tons of wheat has left Russia for Pakistan and will reach Karachi Port on September 8.

Second shipment of the commodity is set to arrive on September 14. According to importers, 4 lakh tonnes of wheat have been purchased so far.

The private sector will import more than 9 lakh tonnes, most of which will be supplied in Karachi. At present, flour mills in the city are facing difficulties in getting wheat supplies, which has caused price instability.

The flour mills involved in market speculation...

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