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QUETTA: Bakers across Balochistan went on strike on Thursday seeking to fix the price of roti (flatbread) at Rs30.

The Nanbai Association said the strike will continue across the province for an indefinite period. It said the nanbais (bakers) want to sell roti weighing 320 grams at Rs30 due to skyrocketing rates of wheat flour. Besides, the association said they are forced to use gas cylinders due to non-availability of natural gas.

Earlier, on October 2, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had approved the import of 180,000 metric tons of wheat from Russia on GTG basis waiving off all taxes/levies duties on wheat import.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet here at the Cabinet Division in Islamabad.

The meeting considered and approved the import of 180,000 MT of wheat from Russia on GTG basis.