Lahore: Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) on today decided to observe countrywide strike and suspend production of atta from December. 2.

PFMA said that bureaucracy is hatching conspiracies to annihilate flour milling industries of the country by creating illegal and immoral problems on the way to export of wheat products.

“ We will shut down our mills and hand over their keys to the chief ministers of respective provinces, they announced. Bureaucracy is unable to under stand language of decency and we are all prepared to take any step to save our business, they added.

Addressing the press conference chairman PFMA Naeem Butt group leader Asim Raza and other said that permission be given for exporting fine atta with rebate. Government should fix uniform rates of wheat in all the provinces, they demanded. Government should play its role in seeking revocation of duty imposed by Afghan government on export of wheat and its products, they stressed.