ECC wheat import decision challenged

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A petition has been filed in LHC to challenge the government’s decision to import wheat due to its shortage in country on Wednesday. ECC on Monday had approved import of 300,000 tons of wheat to cater wheat shortage in the country.
Kisan Bachao Tehreek, a farmers’ association, has filed the petition against the ECC decision at the high court. President of the body, Nasir Ghumman said in petition that the farmers will suffer losses due to import of wheat. According to the petition, the federal govt has decided to import 300,000 tons of wheat, while the fresh crop from Sindh will reach in the markets by March 15.