The first vessel carrying 60,804 metric tons of wheat from Ukraine will reach Karachi port on Wednesday afternoon. This import is part of the government’s efforts to ensure relief in wake of ongoing price hike of wheat flour which has surpassed over Rs100 per kilogram in various parts of the country.Last week, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam on his way back from Tharparkar after chairing the special weekly session of National Locust Control Centre (NLCC) in Mithi had visited the Department of Plant Protection (DPP), to supervise efforts to ensure hassle-free wheat import. He assured full support of the government to the private sector to deliver timely wheat supply to mills for curbing high prices of wheat flour.Moreover, he reiterated that fact that wheat is staple food and the government would take all necessary measures to keep it in the buying power of common masses. He further urged all the stakeholders to contribute in this national issue.The federal secretary insisted on urgent clearance of wheat from Karachi port after mandatory inspections and quick transportation to the whole country. Meanwhile, Food Security Minister Fakhar Imam, on his way back from Tharparkar after chairing the special weekly session of National Locust Control Centre in Mithi last week had visited the Department of Plant Protection to supervise the efforts of his ministry to guarantee hassle-free wheat import.The first eight vessels carrying around 500,000 metric tons of wheat will reach Karachi port by the last week of September.