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PM Shahbaz Sharif warns wheat hoarders

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced to deal sternly with wheat hoarders.

Karachi, 12 January 2023 (GNP): Pakistan’s PM Shahbaz Sharif has warned all business persons and individual hoarders who have created an artificial wheat shortage in the market.

He announced in a meeting on Monday that the federal government will take strict action against all those who are unjustly profiting from black marketing wheat.

The meeting on Monday was attended by Minister for Food Security Tariq Bashir Cheema, Adviser to the PM Ahad Cheema, senior officials and provincial chief secretaries who collectively reviewed the present situation of wheat in the country.

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Since there is a shortage of wheat, PM Shahbaz Sharif, who was presiding at this meeting urged the provinces to ensure a timely and regular supply of wheat to flour mills from their own as well as PASSCO’s (Pakistan Agricultural Storage & Services Corporation) reserves.