KARACHI (INP) : On the directives of provincial minister for food and health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, during crackdown in two days against flour mills over increasing flour prices and grinding low quality wheat, 12 flour mills have been issued showcause notices and 265400 wheat bags, each of 100 kg, imported from Ukraine and Russia have been seized.
Teams of Sindh Food Department raided in districts centre, west and Malir and found stock of 39600 wheat bags in A.R.Flour mills,32500 in Masoom Roller Flour Milss, 15000 in Blessing Flour Mills,21400 in Iqra Flour Mills, 16400 in MSK flour Mills, 30973 in Farhan Flour Mills, 16400 in Qureshi Flour Mills, 23800 in Ajwa Flour Mills, 15927 in Asia Flour Mills , 18500 in Indus Flour Mills, 19000 in Moon Flour Mills and 15900 in Q &Q Flour mills that was more than the requirement and against the law. These wheat bags were imported from Ukraine and Russia which is low quality wheat. All these flour mills have been issued show cause notices because according to the law a flour mill can retain/stock 5000 wheat bags for ten days.
Provincial minister for food and health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has demanded federal government to take such steps to discourage import of low quality wheat and the permission in this regard may be cancelled. He, while terming the increase in flour prices as illegal and unjust, warned the profiteers to keep themselves away from such activities otherwise strict action would be taken against them.