Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday directed the provinces to meet wheat procurement targets by the 1st of next month.
Chairing a meeting, the premier expressed his annoyance over non- fulfillment of wheat procurement targets by the provinces.
"People cannot be put into trouble under any circumstances," PM Shehbaz said adding that the federal government will provide flour at lower rates at all costs.
The prime minister said that shortage of the commodity will not be tolerated.
He directed the minister for national food security to immediately constitute a committee for transparent distribution of imported wheat amongst the provinces.
PM Shehbaz also directed to ensure import of quality wheat.
The premier said that the federal government will also extend every possible support to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government whilst rising above politics.
"Serving the poor people is our prime duty," Shehbaz Sharif asserted.