KARACHI: Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Monday said that Sindh Food Department would not come into blackmailing of certain Flour Mills.
In a statement issue on Monday, minister said that all efforts shall be made to provide relief to the people.
Moreover, addressing a press briefing at his regional office, additional Chief Secretary Food Muhammad Naseer Jamali on Monday said that there was no shortage of wheat in Karachi and flour was available at cheapest rate in the city as compared to other parts of Pakistan.
Jamali said that 78 flour mills were operating in Karachi and only hoarders were being raided.
“Vehicles having incomplete documents were being stopped at Kathore Check post and only illegal movement of wheat was banned while doors were open for everyone for dialogue,” he said.
Jamali said that certain Flour Mills that were going on strike, trying to blackmail the government, however government will not bow down before them.
“On this occasion the owners of Pioneer Flour Mill, Zamzam Four Mill, Shaikh Brother Flour Mill and Qandhari Flour Mill, Akbar Ali ,Abrar Ali Siddiqui, Kashif Abrar and Adnan Siddiqui have said that mostly Flour Mills in Karachi are not going on strike and there will be no effect if some flour mills go on strike. No one shall shut down his business,” he said.
Meanwhile, a special team of food department raided Tando Adam Sindh Agro Cotton, Muhammadi Cotton Factory and Dada Cotton Factory Jhol Road and confiscated almost 22 thousands wheat bags which were illegally stored.
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