All flour mills in Punjab announced to close in protest

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LAHORE: Flour Mills Association Punjab has announced closure of all flour mills across the province

Air Flour Mills Association Asim Raza said that the district administration and the food department decided to go on strike against the raids in the mills.

He said that the food department had allowed 72 hours of threshing in the wheat mills, while the flour mills did not even have 48 hours of wheat.

Asim Raza said that after the worst failure in procurement of wheat, the administration is now forcibly picking up the wheat in the mills.

The central chairman said that the food department has also banned the purchase of wheat from the open market. Do business but do not accept any compromise on self-esteem.

Today, the Food Department seized thousands of sacks in an operation against hoarders in South Punjab.

The Food Department seized large quantities of wheat during various operations against hoarders in South Punjab. During the operation in Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan), 10,000 sacks of 100 kg were seized.

Similarly, the Food Department seized 3,000 sacks from Bahawalnagar and 2,000 sacks from Layyah. During the operation in Multan, 20,000 tonnes of wheat was seized while the accused were arrested.

Provincial Minister Aleem Khan said that action was being taken on the spot against the hoarders and no one would be allowed to hoard wheat.

Also last week, 5,760 sacks of wheat were recovered during an operation against stockists in Sadiqabad Tehsil, Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab.

According to Assistant Commissioner Sadiqabad, a warehouse near Machhi Goth was raided from where thousands of sacks of stored wheat were recovered.

He said that no one would be allowed to hoard and the administration was fully operational and would continue its operations without any discrimination.

It may be recalled that in a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on basic commodity prices, it was decided to intensify administrative measures against hoarding.

The meeting decided to ensure the prevention of smuggling of wheat, onions, tomatoes and other commodities through the eastern and western borders, while the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made suggestions for immediate reduction in wheat prices. Was instructed to review.

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