In several raids across Rawalpindi, Punjab, the Punjab Food Department conducted a major crackdown against hoarders, recovering over 66,000 kilograms of flour.
A flour stock monitoring system has been implemented by the department to provide relief to citizens.
A raid conducted by the Deputy Director of the Food Department in Rawalpindi led to the seizure of 66,000 kilograms of hoarded wheat flour. A flour mill has been sealed and six individuals have been charged. According to the deputy director, the recovered wheat flour will be made available to the public at the government-mandated price.
A widespread shortage of wheat prompted the department to investigate flour mill records. Many shopkeepers have reported shortages of the government-allocated flour, so officials requested three months’ worth of records from flour dealers and shopkeepers.