According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, the price of a 20 kg flour bag climbed by Rs. 720 in a week.
Residents of Islamabad have been struck the hardest by the spike in wheat prices, and are now obliged to buy the most costly flour in the country.
A 20 kg bag of wheat cost Rs 1,520 in Islamabad, Rs 706 in Rawalpindi, Rs 600 in Faisalabad, Rs 590 in Peshawar, and Rs 500 in Sargodha, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Multan is Rs. 530, Lahore and Bannu are Rs. 520, while Gujranwala, Sialkot, and Bahawalpur are Rs. 500. In Hyderabad, the price climbed by Rs. 40, and in Quetta, the price jumped by Rs. 20.
Pakistan is seeing an increase in inflation, which reached 13.4 percent in April.
Furthermore, the federal Cabinet recently adopted a subsidy programme to keep the price of a 20 kg bag of flour at utility shops at Rs. 800, as chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.