Gilgit - Baltistan

Wheat Crisis: Flour Sales Points start working in Gilgit

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Gilgit, October 8: Eleven hundred bags of flour have been sold to the public through Sales Points, while 3 000 bags will reach Gilgit on Tuesday night, said a press release issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner today.

The administration and Tandur owners have also agreed to sale 125 grams heavy bread for 5 rupees, the release said.

The chief secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan has directed the administration and the food department to ensure supply of flour to the public, the release further added.

It is pertinent to note that Gilgit has been facing a shortage of wheat and flour for the last couple of weeks. Supply of flour to the Tandurs (kilns) had been stopped due to which the Tandur owners had been protesting for several days.

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  1. Various case studies have shown that the 40 % of GBIANS are not getting proper ration of their due share that is 100 KG per house hold. this situation has worsen the image of food department and administration performance in the public. Govt is paying billions for subsidy but 40% public has been kept completely deprived from this facility. Chief secretary is requested to direct the food department to develop transparent and fair distribution mechanism to ensure equal distribution at specific scale. In large villages some specific group of people is availing this opportunity. This is openly violation of basic human rights.

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