According to details, a meeting on wheat production, storage, and consumption was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The Prime Minister was briefed in detail about wheat production this year.
Briefing the meeting, it was informed that the target for the total production of wheat this year was 28.89 million metric tons. However, the country’s expected grain output is estimated to be 26.173, while the total consumption of wheat at the national level is estimated at 30.79 million metric tons. Has gone
During the meeting, the Prime Minister was also apprised of the steps taken by the present government for the relief of the people. The sale is on while cheap flour is also being provided through utility stores in Balochistan.
The officials informed the Prime Minister that the supply of 200,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was also included in these measures.
While ordering to stop wheat smuggling, Shahbaz Sharif said that a comprehensive strategy should be formulated to eradicate wheat theft and corruption. He said that the construction of silos would eliminate robbery and iniquity.
Talking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that a fertilizer crisis was created due to criminal negligence, mismanagement, and negligence in wheat cultivation. As a result, farmers and the country were harmed. Pakistan is an agricultural country, but it has been made into an importing country.
He said that wrong decisions and lack of timely strategy had created problems, the late announcement of the support price of wheat had reduced cultivation, and efforts were being made to pass on the benefits directly to the stockists that we would make Pakistan self-sufficient in wheat production with a better strategy.
The Prime Minister directed the Punjab government to increase its procurement target while running the Food Security Division to take timely steps to import wheat in case of need.