- Pakistan to import wheat to construct strategic reserves, guarantee regular provide of wheat all year long.
- Shaukat Tarin urges authorities to maintain undue profiteering and value hike in examine.
- Tarin urges provincial governments to make sure each day launch of wheat on sponsored charges.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has deliberate to import extra wheat in the course of the yr to make sure costs of the staple meals stay steady and its provide stays stead, in keeping with a report in The Information.
This was revealed by the secretary to the ministry of meals safety who was briefing the Nationwide Worth Monitoring Committee (NPMC) about availability of wheat shares throughout the nation.
He additionally briefed about preparations underway to import wheat for constructing strategic reserves and to make sure regular provide in the course of the present yr. A abstract might be introduced earlier than the subsequent assembly of the Financial Coordination Committee for requisite approval on this regard, he added.
Whereas reviewing efficiency of the rabi crops (2020/21) final month, the Federal Committee on Agriculture estimated wheat manufacturing at 26.04 million tons, up 1.7 % during the last yr.
Minister for Finance and Income Shaukat Tarin presided over the assembly. The minister gave clear-cut directions to related officers to take concrete and consolidated measures to make sure undue profiteering and value hike had been saved in examine. He harassed on the necessity to facilitate lots over the past week of Ramazan, conserving in view the arrival of Eid.
He harassed on authorities to make sure a gentle provide of primary commodities was not disturbed and costs of primary meals gadgets additionally remained steady.
The finance minister directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to make sure that the information should symbolize and replicate prevailing costs traits together with costs prevailing in Ramazan Saastaa/Sahulat Bazars for huge protection.
Whereas taking inventory of the scenario, Tarin urged all of the provincial governments to make sure each day launch of wheat on sponsored charges in compliance with the directives of the premier to maintain the costs of wheat flour luggage in examine.
Minister for Meals Safety and Analysis Fakhar Imam, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Finance and Income Waqar Masood and different senior officers participated within the assembly.