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Flour Mills body announces to call off strike

Flour Mills body announces to call off strike

LAHORE: The Pakistan Flour Mills Association has announced to take back its call for strike from Saturday (today) after successful talks with the provincial minister of food Bilal Yaseen here on Friday.

Talking to the media on Friday, chairman  of PFMA Asim Raza said that all the flour mills will remain continue its business and supplies in the country. He also announced that flour mills will continue supply for Ramzan bazars.

Earlier on Thursday APFMA had said that they will stop washing wheat  from Friday and all 1,350 mills will not supply flour.

He said that no GST is imposed on ‘chokar’ (bran) across the world, but now tax has been imposed on it first time in Pakistan.

He called for immediate withdrawal of seven percent GST on bran otherwise they would be forced to increase the price of flour.

Now APFMA has taken back their decision and also thanked to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for his personal interest to resolve this issue.