Prices of wheat, flour decrease by 30 to 48pc in 2 months, says food minister

Bilal Yasin asks bakery owners to voluntarily reduce prices of their products and biscuit brands

LAHORE   -   The prices of bread, rusk and bun should be reduced substantially. The prices of wheat, flour and fine have decreased by 30 to 48 percent in 2 months. The prices of roti and naan have been reduced and we’ll ensure that the prices of bakery products will also be reduced. These views were expressed by the Food Minister Punjab while presiding over an important meeting to reduce the prices of bakery items. Secretary Food Punjab, DG Food Authority, DG Industries and Deputy Commissioner Lahore participated in the meeting. Bakery Association and representatives of 21 famous bakery brands also participated in the meeting. According to the details, Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yasin is active to reduce the prices of bakery products after the reduction in the prices of Roti and Naan. The Food Minister took suggestions for an immediate reduction in the prices of bakery products in the stakeholders’ meeting. He said that on the request of bakery owners, they have been given time to voluntarily reduce prices till today (Monday, May 27).  Bilal Yasin asked the bakery owners to voluntarily reduce the prices of their products and biscuit brands. Today (Monday), the final reduction of prices in bakery items will be determined in meeting with the administration. The Food Minister said that the administration will ensure the availability of bakery products at low prices across Punjab. He said that the prices of 60 products made from wheat should be reduced systematically. Food Minister Punjab said that all possible measures are being taken to provide affordable and quality food to the public and the government will ensure the reduction in the prices of bakery products in any case.

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