Flour millers demand rebate on wheat export in Pakistan.

Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) has expressed concerns over delay in return of rebate on wheat export and demanded of the federal governments to ensure release of the rebate without any further delay sand save businessmen from bankruptcy. The demand was made in a meeting the association held 9th April with its provincial president Haji Mohammad Yousuf Khan Afridi in the chair. The participants of the meeting said, government was delaying imbursement of rebate on wheat flour exported to Afghanistan that caused huge financial losses to the business community. The subsidy amounting to billions of rupees was given on export of approx. 1.8 million tonnes wheat to Afghanistan every year and demanded of the government to bring more transparency in the rebate process. Authorities should impose ban on sale of existing old stock of wheat, stored at government stores, to ensure availability of good quality of flour in the local market.