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Wheat crisis was created artificially in country: FIA report

Wheat crisis was created artificially in country: FIA report
March 7, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has presented a report on the wheat crisis to Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to the report, there was no wheat crisis in the country and it was created artificially. The Federation has shared the wheat crisis report with the provinces. In the report, mismanagement has been held responsible for the flour crisis. “There is still 2.1 million metric tons of wheat is present in the country. On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed to make the report regarding the artificial shortage of wheat, flour and sugar public. According to the sources, the prime minister ordered strict accountability against all those trying to enforce an artificial shortage of wheat and sugar in the country. He also tasked his close confidants to release the names of all those found involved in creating the recent wheat and sugar crisis. Imran Khan vowed to punish all those involved in creating artificial shortage of wheat and sugar in the country sending the government and people into a frenzy and resulting in major discomfort for everyone. The premier said that there would be no respite for the guilty, the government had to bear great humiliation and criticism because of the action of a few. He further stressed that the government’s policy is based upon transparency and no one would be allowed to sabotage this. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review the current wheat situation of the country. The meeting was held to devise a course of action regarding wheat situation in the country, national demand, and available stock and future requirements. During the meeting, the prime minister has directed for advanced planning to meet the wheat requirement of Pakistan in the coming months and to finalize the estimates and procedures on fast track basis.
Checking hoarding, profiteering of wheat
“Flour is a staple food and people should not face any difficulty in its availability, PM Khan said. He also emphasized to give special attention on checking the hoarding and profiteering of wheat. The meeting was briefed on overall wheat situation, wheat production in previous years, national consumption, import and export of this commodity in the past and prevalent situation. Earlier, delay of ban on wheat exports became a major factor who intensified the crisis across Pakistan. 92 News traced the reason that why wheat crisis unfolded across Pakistan. Due to crisis, wheat prices across the country have sky rocketed over the past few days.