Nanbais on strike in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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PESHAWAR: Nanbais in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s area of Hangu, Kohat and Hazara Division are observing strike against the shortage of flour and to increase the price of naan and roti.

The president Nanbai Association said the sack of 85kg flour is now being sold at Rs.52,00 in the area, in this regard we are unable to sell the naan and roti.

He demanded to fix the price of naan and roti to 15 rupees in the province. He said the strike will be expanded to other parts of the province if their demands were not met.

Yesterday, the supply of wheat flour from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was restored amid a shortage of flour in the province.

“A convoy of 25 trucks, carrying a consignment of wheat flour, had reached Peshawar,” the dealers association said.

The price of a 20 KG bag had dropped to 1100 rupees from the earlier price of 1200, dealers said.

The country is facing a mind-boggling hike in wheat flour prices as rates soared in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and other major cities, causing an uproar across the country.

The wheat flour rate in Karachi has soared to Rs 70 per kilogram.

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