ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the provinces to meet wheat procurement targets by the 1st of next month.
Chairing a meeting on Monday, he expressed his annoyance over non- fulfillment of wheat procurement targets by the provinces.
The Prime Minister said the people cannot be put into trouble under any circumstances. He said the federal government will provide flour to the people at lower rates at all costs.
He said shortage of the commodity will not be tolerated.
The Prime Minister directed the Minister for National Food Security to immediately constitute a committee for transparent distribution of imported wheat amongst the provinces.
He directed to ensure import of quality wheat.
Shehbaz Sharif said the federal government will also extend every possible support to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government whilst rising above politics. He said serving the poor people is our prime duty.
The Prime Minister said the price of ten kilogram of flour should be maintained at four hundred and ninety rupees at the Utility Stores.
He said the provinces should also ensure this price at the open market.