After meeting the Punjab Food Minister, the flour mill owners called off the strike

After meeting the Punjab Food Minister, the flour mill owners called off the strike.

After meeting Punjab Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, the Flour Mills Association announced to end the strike.

In Lahore, a 10-member delegation of Flour Mills Association called on the Provincial Minister for Food and announced to open flour mills from tomorrow.

It was decided in the meeting that flour mills would be able to store wheat for 7 days instead of 72 hours and local administration would not raid flour mills while flour mills would not increase flour prices till Eid-ul-Fitr.

On this occasion, Abdul Aleem Khan said that raids would not be carried out on the mills but all the stocks in the mills would be declared.

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Earlier, talks between the Flour Mills Association and the Secretary Food Punjab on the issue of strike had failed.

It may be recalled that the owners of flour mills in Punjab had been on strike for two days against the raids of the administration and in favor of their demands, which had raised fears of a flour crisis in the province.

The mill owners said that the management had failed to procure wheat and now the wheat in the mills was being forcibly taken away while the food department had also banned the purchase of wheat from the open market.

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