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.