20kg flour bag gets costlier by Rs170: LAHORE: The price of a 20kg flour bag has increased by Rs170 at the retail level after the allocation of government wheat was dropped in the provincial capital.
According to President of Lahore Flour Dealers Organization, Haji Yousuf, the rate of 40kg wheat has surged from Rs1,400 per to Rs1,900. Consequently, the ex-mill cost of a bag of flour increased to Rs1,080.
He was of the sight that flour mills are currently obtaining wheat at Rs1,900 per 40kg in the city rather than the fixed price of Rs1,800. Based On Asim Raza Ahmed, Chairman Pakistan Flour Mills Association Punjab Zone, the list price of a 20kg bag of flour raised from Rs860 to around Rs1,030.