LAHORE - Tandoors in the City are still overcharging for roti and naan without having any permission of the District Administration as they are selling roti at Rs 3-4, and naan Rs 5-6, a survey conducted by The Nation reveals. District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajjad Ahmad Bhutta while talking to this scribe said that the City District Government (CDG) would not make any policy to check the increased prices of roti or naan, saying that the sale of roti at Rs four was well-justified in view of the rising flour prices. The owners of tandoors said that they had been charging Rs 3 for 75 gram roti and Rs 4 for 100 gram, Rs 5 for 75 gram naan and Rs 6 for 100 gram. They maintained that they were compelled to increase the prices of both the items when the government stopped supply of subsidised flour to them. Instead of increasing prices, we have dropped the weight of roti and naan because the citizens particularly our regular customers are forcing us not to raise prices, said Haji Latif, a tandoor owner and office-bearer of a local hotel owners association. He said that the decision was taken with the consent of the members of the association, adding that the raise was justified because of the inflated electricity and gas bills. He maintained that with recent increase in prices of roti and naan, they could continue their business out of which they hardly earn bread and butter for their families. It may be mentioned that the Punjab govt has closed the Sasti Roti Scheme under which the tandoor owners were getting flour at subsidised rates. The closure of the scheme has increased the worries of the citizens manifold.