Govt inviting food insecurity to please IMF: Punjab Forum

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Punjab Forum President Baig Raj on Sunday said the hike in wheat flour prices has added to the miseries of the masses which is failure of the government policies.

Government is inviting food insecurity in an agricultural country to please the IMF and benefit few influential, it said.

Baig Raj said that the millers are finding it difficult to absorb the recent hike in power tariff and transportation charges. Therefore, burden has been passed on to the masses in the shape of flour price hike.

Resultantly, he said, the price of flour has inflated to the highest ever Rs 9 per kg. The government’s popularity has been dropping due to failure in containing terror, crimes, inflation, drones and destabilising exchange rate, he observed.

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