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Govt to procure 1.8m tons of wheat under PASSCO: PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the federal government will procure 1.8 million metric tons of wheat through Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) to ensure maximum benefits to farmers.

He was chairing a high-level emergency meeting in Lahore today regarding wheat procurement and the difficulties being faced by farmers in obtaining gunny bags.

Shehbaz Sharif clearly stated that no compromise will be made on economic welfare of farmers. He said there has been an abundant wheat harvest this year.

He directed the officials concerned to personally oversee wheat procurement opportunities.

The Prime Minister also formed a National Food Security Committee to ensure farmers’ facilitation regarding wheat procurement and address their concerns. This committee will take measures within four days to safeguard farmers’ interests.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Rana Tanveer Hussain, Attaullah Tarrar, and other relevant officials, where detailed discussions were held regardin
g wheat procurement strategies.

Source: Radio Pakistan