Wheat importation approval

Wheat importation approval

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

Wheat importation approval. Earlier, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had approved the import of 3 million tonnes of wheat without regulatory duty.

The import of wheat was allowed till March 31 at a meeting of the committee headed by the Prime Minister's Adviser to the Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

Along with this, the Punjab Government and Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASCO) has been directed to release wheat stored in the country to end the current shortage.

It should be noted that the flour crisis has intensified in the country and flour is not available in different provinces and its price is out of the power of the people and according to reports, flour is being sold for up to 70 kg.

On one of the most important issues at the public level where the government claims to end the crisis, the government and the opposition continue to accuse each other.

On the last day, when the provincial government was declared responsible for the flour problem in Sindh by the PTI, the Sindh government also blamed the prime minister on the matter.

In addition, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and PML-N had alleged that it was exported despite the wheat shortage.

Moreover, opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif in the National Assembly asked who responsible wheat shortage and also demanded action against those involved in the case.


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