Federal Cabinet rejects demand for increasing wheat support price

By: News Desk      Published: 04:28 PM, 10 Nov, 2020
Federal Cabinet rejects demand for increasing wheat support price

The federal cabinet has rejected demands for raising the support price of wheat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet held in Islamabad on Tuesday. The meeting discussed various agenda items relating to development projects and other issues of importance, the PM office said. The meeting was also briefed on subsidies and grants.

The meeting deliberated in detail upon the issue of wheat support price with Nadeem Afzal Chan demanding to raise the price to Rs1,800 per 40kg. He also won support from Shabbir Qureshi, Fakhar Imam and Ishrat Hussain.

All ministers, other than these four cabinet members, opposed raising the wheat support price. After which the cabinet decided to maintain the price at Rs1,650 per 40kg.

Prime Minister Imran Khan told the cabinet members to work hard for bringing down the prices. He said there should be no shortage of wheat flour in the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has also called a meeting about the coronavirus situation on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the federal cabinet after discussing the agenda approved the establishment of a national commission for the implementation of the national narrative against extremism and violence.

The cabinet also endorsed the Saudi Arabian proposal for starting a Digital Corporation organisation.

The cabinet also granted approval to the matter relating to the allowing Interior Ministry the permission to investigating different cases.

The cabinet, however, deferred the matters for nominating directors for Saindak Mills Limited Board and nominations for reorganisation of the Farmacy Council.

The meeting also endorsed the decisions of the ECC and the Cabinet Committee on Energy.