Consumers in Karachi are paying the highest price of flour due to a sharp difference in wheat prices in Sindh, mainly Karachi,
According to flour millers, the price of 100kg wheat bag in Punjab and its main cities is Rs3,000, and flour is available at Rs35 per kg.
In Karachi, wheat is now available at Rs3,400-3,450 as against Rs3,200 on Saturday last. As a result, the millers have raised prices of various flour varieties.Before going for an indefinite strike, they had pushed up the rate of flour No 2.5 to Rs38 from Rs37 per kg from April 22. When they called off the strike on April 29, flour rates had further been jacked up to Rs39.50. The fine flour is now tagged at Rs42.50 as compared to Rs40.50 per kg.