Seven food controllers get show-cause notice

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has issued show-cause notice to the District Food Controllers of seven districts who failed to achieve wheat procurement target.

The district food controllers of Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Dadu, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot showed poor performance and could not achieve the target of wheat procurement.

Taking notice of their poor performance, the food minister issued them show-cause notices.

Dahar said that the officers were busy in minting money and did not take interest to protect the interests of the department, so departmental action was being taken against them. Besides this food minister was informed in a meeting that food department Sindh had procured 1063,000 tonnes of wheat during current year while last year total procurement was 1060,000 tonnes.

It was also informed that the process of wheat procurement was going on and the target of 13,00000 tonnes wheat would be achieved soon.

An special team of food department raided in Taluka Nara district Khairpur and recovered 35,000 wheat bags which were illegally stored.

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