Poor struggles as ‘Flour’ prices shoots up in Pakistan :REPORTS

Islamabad: following the rapid increase in the prices of Flour in Pakistan, it has been a difficult task for the country's low-income population even to bug a bag of wheat while people are looking up to the current government to extend some relief to its people. Said reports.

Poor struggles as 'Flour' prices shoots up in Pakistan :REPORTS (image credits Facebook)
Poor struggles as 'Flour' prices shoots up in Pakistan :REPORTS (image credits Facebook)

Islamabad: Following the rapid increase in the prices of Flour in Pakistan, it has been a difficult task for the country’s low-income population even to bug a bag of wheat while people are looking up to the current government to extend some relief to its people. Said reports.

As per the latest reports, the residents of Pakistan are now desperately expecting the government to introduce some solutions in the system to resolve the national-level issue. 

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As per the latest numbers, the price per kilogram of wheat has been shoot to Rs. 130 in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan, raising the issue for the general public to procure flour.

Furthermore, the residents have their opinion towards the crises that the government should make more efforts to curb the inflation and reduce prices. A very small majority of the people can now get flour and other eatables at subsidized rates.

Moreover, a daily wager named Sikandar Zaman has explained the situation in his own words and said, “The shoot in the increase prices along with the inflation in Pakistani economy has crushed the people group comes under middle income or middle-class population, unlike the rich and elite class”. 

He added that the budget is excluding and can no longer afford the basics of food eatables such as flour and bread.”

In addition, the rise in flour prices is touching the sky in Pakistan, up to 130 per kilogram rates which has put flour out of reach for middle-class people with low-income status and households. The insecurities regarding the food are at risk and increasing with time, said Zaman.

As per the current situation, people are in a deep panic that their incomes are not matching their needs following the rising prices in Pakistan. Limited financial income has been another topic of stress among the middle-class population.

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In his remarks, a government employee named Uzma Widad quoted the worsening condition as the common population is failing to support their food requirements for them and families to maintain their lifestyle even in an ordinary manner.

He added, ” We are privileged to have jobs and financial support but have been forced to cut down the essential needs of household expenditures on health and education sectors.   

Additionally, it has been confirmed by the sources that essential like food is going out of reach for people nowadays. As per the express tribune’s recent report, wheat prices are hitting Rs 5,000 per maund, whereas the rates of flour have risen to Rs 150 per kilogram in the open market of Rawalpindi.

The reports have also put out the real numbers of rising prices, such as Rs 2250 being charged for a bag of 15 kg wheat in the city of Pakistan. Ex-mill red wheat is available in the market for Rs 11,650, along with the high rise in the rates for an ex-mill fine flour bag to Rs 13,000.

The open market has also seen a low quota of wheat sold at the amount of 5,400 per maund, as per the Pakistan flour mills association (PFMA). 

According to the Naanbai Association of Rawalpindi province, if the government does not control the prices and current inflation, the association will be forced to escalate the roti costs by Rs 5 again.

The rate of whole wheat-grain chakki flour has also risen to Rs 145 per kg in the Lahore region and varies according to the different brands. The release of the reduced amount of wheat from the jurisdiction is being blamed for the rise in the rates.

In the end, the Chakki owners confirmed that the shortage in the supply of grains and high wheat support prices are directly responsible for the rise in flour rates in Punjab. (ANI)

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