Karachi, 10 January 2023 (TDI): A ship carrying 60,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia arrived at Port Qasim, while another ship carrying grain from Ukraine was at the outer anchorage of Karachi port.

This development comes when the country is undergoing a food crisis because of the devastating floods last year. Sources claim that two ships carrying Russian wheat docked at the port.

However, some claim that only one ship, the MV LEVANTES, was docked with the second vessel, Caravos Liberty, carrying 58,266 tonnes of grain, being close to port but had yet to dock.

This was reported on the website of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT). Also, in the same vein, the Ministry of National Food and Security announced the arrival of two ships carrying Russian wheat at the port, on Monday.

It is pertinent to note that Pakistan would import a total of 700,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia. Earlier the government of Pakistan and Russia reached a consensus to trade wheat.

Flour bag provided by the federal government at the utility stores now costs Rs. 650 while due to the high cost of wheat and the shortage of gas, the price of roti has also gone up to Rs. 25.

In recent years, relations between Russia and Pakistan have warmed. In 2016, the two countries conducted their first-ever joint military exercises.

Pakistan and Russia signed an agreement for the Pakistan Stream Gas pipeline from Karachi to Kasur in December 2016 and agreed on a price.