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Punjab flour millers restore supplies after successful talks

LAHORE: The government of Punjab has surrendered to the demands of the flour mills owners and the food minister termed the demands of the millers justified, ARY News reports on Monday.

Provincial Minister of Food Bilal Yaseen after talks with the mill owners today directed that the matters related to flour mills will be dealt by the Food Directorate.

Lahore flour mills owners had earlier announced indefinite strike from today to protest against Punjab Food Authority's orders about a new licence and the sampling system.

The flour mills owners after successful talks announced to restore flour supplies in the province.

The minister further said that a comprehensive plan has been devised for wheat purchase and distribution of gunny bags.

Chairman Punjab Flour Mills Association Mian Riaz has welcomed the government's steps.

The provincial government and flour millers in talks agreed to fix the ex-mill rate and retail price of 20 KG bag of flour at  765 rupees and 785 rupees respectively.

The food minister told the millers that the government has 2,00,000 tonnes of wheat in its stocks.

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