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PM directs to ensure obstacle free inter-province movement of wheat
July 07, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to ensure obstacle free inter-province movement of wheat.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review steps taken to reduce prices of edible items in the country, he said provision of wheat at affordable price and its unhindered availability is top priority of government.

The Prime Minister instructed all provincial Chief Secretaries under the chairmanship of Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam to evolve a coordinated strategy to ensure sufficient stock of wheat in every province as per its needs along with uniform prices of wheat and flour in all the federating units.

Imran Khan further directed to adopt zero tolerance policy against adulteration and to take effective action against hoarders of sugar in light of the Joint Investigation Team's report. 

Briefing the meeting, Chief Secretary Punjab informed that 716 tons of flour and 16,008.5 tons of sugar worth over one billion rupees have been confiscated from big hoarders of sugar and dealers.

He apprised the participants that Punjab government is going to release wheat worth 35 billion rupees, which will help end flour shortage as well as slash prices of wheat and flour in a gradual manner.