Sost – Police have arrested a number of people while they were illegally trafficking wheat from a government depot in Sost, out of Gojal valley. According to our correspondent Police in Gulmit recovered wheat from a Gilgit – bound vehicle, in the wake of a governmental ban on inter-district transportation of wheat and flour.
Demand for wheat has increased throughout the country after a drastic reduction in supplies. Baad-e-Shimal, a weekly newspaper, has reported that in some parts of the northern areas wheat is currently being sold for more than rupees thirty, per Kg.
Government officials have denied the possibility of flour shortage in Gilgit -Baltistan but already people are apprehensive. Flour mills in the region have been accused of wheat hoarding in the past.