Restoration of previous flour prices ordered

May 19, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Using his powers, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Sunday directed officials to restore previous prices of flour in the metropolis so as to provide relief to the citizens.

He issued these directives after taking notice of media reports about the raise in flour prices. The commissioner informed that a new notification had also been issued to enforce the flour prices as fine flour wholesale price Rs36 per kg, retail Rs38 per kg, flour mill wholesale Rs33 per kg, retail Rs34.50 per kg, small chakki wholesale Rs39 per kg and retail Rs41 per kg.

The notification issued today will be applicable by May 31, he said. The commissioner directed deputy commissioners to ensure sale of flour at government fixed rates at markets, bazaars and shops.

He said that strict action should be taken against those selling flour beyond government rates. He said that assistant commissioners should also be activated in this regard.