Punjab cabinet approves purchase of imported wheat from TCP
Chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the provincial cabinet on Monday approved to purchase imported wheat from Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and allowed food department to enter into an agreement with the TCP for the purpose.
The cabinet constituted a committee to submit recommendations for deciding about the new support price of wheat. The meeting also approved financial aid to heirs of affectees of Hathi Chowk Rawalpindi blast.
Addressing the meeting, Usman Buzdar directed to submit comprehensive recommendations for reviewing wheat support price before sowing of the new crop adding that Punjab is the only province where flour bag is available at a fixed rate.
The chief minister vowed that every step will be taken to stabilize the prices of wheat and flour and directed to take advance measures keeping in view the future needs of the province. Full attention should be paid to provide relief to the masses, he added.
The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, advisers, special assistants, Chief Secretary and secretaries.