Food Minister orders 50% decrease in transportation charges of wheat


Peshawar: KP Minister for Food Haji Qalandar Khan Lodhi has ordered 50% decrease in the transportation charges of wheat due to decrease in fuel prices in the country during the current quarter. The decision will result in deduction of Rs. 93 lakh from the transportation bills of contractors and depositing it back into provincial kitty.

He took this decision following the consensus opinion of the Provincial Food committee in its meeting for reviewing POL rates of wheat transportation for the current and next quarter that was held at office of the Food Minister in Civil Sect Peshawar.

It will apply to the inter provincial and inter district supply of wheat to various depots and godowns. The meeting besides Director Food Mohammad Anwar Khan was also attended by representatives from Finance, Law departments and contractor community.

Addressing on this occasion, Qalandar Lodhi expressed the confidence that reduction in transportation charges would directly benefit the general masses. He said PTI led coalition govt under the dynamic leadership of CM KP was embarking upon a comprehensive welfare oriented policy that was aimed at providing succour to the poor in particular.

Elaborating efforts of Food department the minister said that besides concrete steps for providing quality essential food commodities to the people on reasonable rates, its hygiene was also being ensured. He said his govt would continue endeavoring for ameliorating lot of the poor owing to which life standard of the people would be improved with each passing day.

“My govt will succeed in cherishing the agenda of change and ensuring supremacy of law, justice and merit in the society owing to implementing our Ambitious plan of curbing corruption and pooling the maximum resources for overall socio- economic uplift of the province and its people”, he concluded.