Punjab eases wheat, flour transportation to KP


In order to ensure uninterrupted transportation of wheat and flour from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK), important decisions were taken by Punjab Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan during his video-link meeting with KP Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz, held at Camp Office here on Saturday.
The chief secretary arranged the meeting just after meeting Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Provincial Minister Food Sami Ullah Chaudhry, Secretary Food Department Waqas Ali Mehmood, director food and representatives of flour mills association attended the meeting.
The KP chief secretary informed his counterpart about the problems being faced at borders during transportation of wheat and flour from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtun Khwa.
Azam Suleman Khan assured that all the necessary arrangements would be made to resolve these problems and instructions have been issued to relevant authorities in this regard.
The meeting decided that concerned officers of Food departments of both the provinces would keep close liaison to get the required results regarding wheat and flour availability.
The chief secretary assured that as soon as data about flour mills that send supply to Khyber Pakhtun Khwa is received it would be shared with the relevant authorities to ensure free transportation of wheat and flour at boarders.
The KP CS said that all kind of cooperation would be extended to Punjab regarding cross-border movement so that wheat and flour smuggling could be controlled.