ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz has said that the Sindh government was responsible for the increase in flour prices.
Addressing a press conference along with Minister for Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, Senator Shibli Faraz said that the Sindh government was not releasing its share of wheat in the market.
The information minister further said that in the market, the impression was deliberately being given that the flour prices were rising. “Sindh government created a situation that was forcing people to purchase wheat at higher rates,” he asserted.
“In the past, some people made illicit profiteering by such tactics and nurtured the system that has troubled the people of the country,” Shibli Faraz added. He also warned that those responsible for artificial shortages would be dealt with severe consequences.
He also pointed out that most people in rural Sindh suffered from malnutrition. “The provincial government of Sindh did nothing for the well-being of its people,” he added.
Commenting on the post-rain situation, he said that the rains in Karachi had exposed the poor performance of the Sindh government. “The Sindh government had pushed the citizens into the swamp of poverty with its ineffective policies,” he added.
Referring to petroleum prices, he said that petroleum prices rose in Pakistan due to an upward trend in the international market.
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