Food Ministry Ignores Punjab Govt’s Request for Wheat Release Thrice

The Ministry of National Food Security and Research has ignored the request of the Government of Punjab thrice for wheat provision for the province. This was stated in a letter by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Parvez Elahi, to the Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif.

Punjab government has written to the Food Ministry asking for 1.0 million tons of wheat in three stages. The letter states that “repetitive regrets from the Ministry, especially at this eleventh hour on 29th September 2022 has raised concerns,” it said.

He has also asked the Prime Minister to instruct the Food Ministry to immediately provide 0.3 million tons to the province through PASSCO.