APFMAAll Pakistan Flour Mills Association
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Afghan importers are directly purchased from Punjab, causing huge financial losses to local flour millers of the Khyber Pakhutnkhwa, APFMA provincial chairman said.
The minister said the APFMA also demanded increase in wheat products' quota from 200,000 tonnes, and assured that the matter would be taken up in the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet.
Speaking on the occasion, APFMA chairman demanded of the government to withdrawn one percent turnover tax imposed for the year 2010-11.
The APFMA is protesting against the unofficial ban on the movement of wheat and its by-products from Punjab to Afghanistan and Sindh.
Fleet managers who want to learn the fundamental principles and practices behind successful fleet management as well as cutting edge technologies should attend the APFMA Conference,” he concluded.
Speaking to SAMAA on phone, APFMA chief Iqbal Daud said 136 flour mills in Sindh and 1060 mills in other provinces are completely shut.
The APFMA has accused Sindh Food Minister Food Nadir Magsi of demanding and unlawfully putting a ban on the wheat movement into Sindh province from other provinces, just to mint money.
The meeting also appreciated the efforts of former chairman of APFMA, Mohammad Anees Ashraf for the promotion of association.
APFMA is determined to continue its strike for an indefinite period of time.
He said if the agriculture minister did not assures them to solve their problems, the APFMA would continue its nation-wide strike.
A ceremony arranged by APFMA marked the resumption of exports to Afghanistan, where Federal Minister for Agriculture Nazar Muhammad Gondal was the chief guest.
The APFMA requested that the government to allow the export of 0.