LAHORE: The Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Punjab has increased the price of the 20 kilograms flour bag by Rs 50 per bag and urged the provincial food department to immediately issue a notification of the new price of the flour bag.
According to the details, the 20 kilograms flour bag will be available to the consumers at Rs 1150 per bag against the previous price of Rs 1100 per bag.
The millers termed the increase in the flour price as a compulsion because of an increase in the prices of petrol and electricity.
PFMA Punjab Chairman Tahir Hanif Malik in a statement said that increase was inevitable due to an increase in grinding charges, flour transportation, an increase in the prices of packaging material and an increase in the cost of production due to an increase in electricity tariff.
He said that grinding charges were determined last year in the month of Ramzan but electricity, petroleum and packaging material charges had increased time and again since that day.