APFMA demands lifting of ban on wheat transportation, announces strike

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PESHAWAR: All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has urged government to take notice of the ban imposed by Punjab on transportation of wheat and announced strike from May 8th if the ban was not lifted. Addressing a press conference here Friday, Chairman APFMA KP, Haji Muhammad Iqbal said that government should take notice of the ban and save KP flour industry from collapsing. He said ban on wheat transportation is unconstitutional and it should be lifted immediately while check post established to check wheat movement should be abolished. He also demanded permission to purchase wheat for open markets in Punjab and said that it would revive flour mill industry of KP and also ensure provision of quality and cheap flour to people of KP. APP