ISLAMABAD: Financial Coordination Committee (ECC) has accepted import of 300,000 tons of wheat to cater wheat scarcity within the nation, ARY Information reported on Monday.
The assembly was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Adviser on Finance Hafeez Sheikh in Islamabad, right here at present.
The Financial Coordination Committee was knowledgeable that the primary cargo of wheat is prone to arrive within the nation by 15th of subsequent month.
The ECC requested Punjab and PASSCO to launch their shares to beat the scarcity within the nation. The wheat may be imported until March 31.
The nation is dealing with mind-boggling hike in flour costs as charges soared in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar and different main cities, inflicting an uproar throughout the nation.
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The wheat flour price in Karachi has soared to Rs 70 per kilogramme.
Taking discover of experiences relating to hike in costs of wheat flour, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday ordered a country-wide crackdown on hoarders and profiteers.
He directed the officers to take efficient measures for stabilising the charges of flour, the sources stated and added that these concerned in creating a man-made disaster of flour within the nation shall be handled iron arms.