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January 20, 2020 | Reuters
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Pakistan to Import 300,000 Tonnes of Wheat for Flour Crisis

Prices of flour and bread shot up last week as the ingredient disappeared from shops and wholesale markets

Pakistan on Monday approved the import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to relieve a shortage of flour supplies that has created a crisis for the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, reports Reuters.

Prices of flour and bread shot up last week as the ingredient disappeared from shops and wholesale markets, while bread makers shut in protest at what they called government pressure to sell the staple at controlled prices.

It was not yet clear from which country or countries Pakistan will import the wheat. A finance ministry official said that private sector buyers could import the wheat from wherever they wanted.

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