Director Food Punjab Shozeb Saeed media briefing on wheat situation

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The situation of flour and wheat in the whole province is satisfactory. At present, there are ample reserves of wheat. Director Food Punjab Shozeb Saeed while briefing the media representatives in the committee room of the Food Department said that it was a good thing that the federal government has given permission to import wheat, while two hundred and fifty thousand metric tons of wheat has arrived in Punjab from the federal government and the remaining two and a half million tons of wheat will also reach Punjab soon. He said that there are reserves of 15 million metric tons in the province while daily supply of 26 thousand metric tons is ongoing. Shozeeb Saeed added that the average price at present is Rs 4200 while the food department is emphasizing on trucking points to protect the common man from blackmailing and from hoarders. In response to a question, Shozeb Saeed said that instead of 20 kg bags, 10 kg bags are being provided while action is being taken against the mills for violation. Director Food Punjab clarified that the quota of more than 1100 mills has been closed and no one will be allowed to hoard or adulterate. Director Food Punjab said that Ramadan is starting in March and it is hoped that soon the government will announce the Ramadan package. Deputy Director Lahore Naseem Afzal told media representatives that more than 500,000 bags are being distributed daily, while taking action so far, the quota of more than 25,000 mills has been suspended and the licenses of more than 1,000 vendors have been cancelled.

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