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Pakistan wants to regain market for its flour in Afghanistan

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Pakistan wants to regain market for its flour in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce has announced to send a high level delegation to Afghanistan to address the issue of losing market for flour in Afghanistan.

Officials in Pakistan have claimed that Afghanistan has replaced Pakistani’s flour with flour exported from Tajikistan.

In a meeting on Tuesday, Pakistani officials from the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Ministry of Finance, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Ministry of Science and Technology and representatives of provincial food departments of Sindh and Punjab sought federal government’s intervention to regain the market for flour in Afghanistan as Pakistan has a huge surplus of wheat and flour.

The officials have linked to the loss of market in Afghanistan to non-availability of fortified wheat, lobby against Pakistan’s wheat, all-time high prices of flour/wheat and certain taxes on both sides of the border.

Tajikistan is exporting wheat at USD 200 per ton, compared to Pakistan’s USD 360.

Some officials suggested subsidizing wheat to bring it at par with the regional market rate.


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