Food dept to accelerate wheat procurement process

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that government was committed to provide relief to the people of Sindh. The government is fully aware of its responsibility, he said while presiding over the departmental meeting here in his office on Tuesday. In At the meeting, the provincial minister informed that there was no dearth of wheat in Karachi and from 1st May to 5th May, as many as 579 trucks entered into Karachi carrying 181886 wheat bags.

Dahar expressed his satisfaction over the arrival of wheat into Karachi. He was also informed that 21 trucks carrying 6868 wheat bags were confiscated because they did not have proper documentation and these wheat bags were shifted to government godowns.

Dahar directed the officers to keep uninterrupted supply of wheat to Karachi but to keep a vigilant eye on illegal movement of wheat, it must be discouraged at all level. Overall performance of food department was reviewed in the meeting and it was decided to speed up wheat procurement process and achieve the target as soon as possible.

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