Punjab Government's Wheat Procurement Decision Awaited: Latest Updates
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In Lahore, the Punjab government remains indecisive about wheat procurement, as per sources from the Food Department.

Sources indicate that another meeting of the cabinet committee on wheat procurement is scheduled for today, with subsequent discussions planned with farmers to address their concerns.

Meanwhile, farmer leader Sultan Javed has emphasized that tomorrow marks the deadline for a decision, with an announcement expected regarding the future course of action.

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He expressed appreciation for Prime Minister Shehbaz’s decision to raise the wheat procurement target and hopes for a similar announcement from the Punjab government.

Notably, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken swift action on farmers’ complaints, directing the federal government to promptly purchase wheat and increasing the procurement target from 1.4 to 1.8 million metric tons.

This decision is anticipated to benefit numerous farmers nationwide, offering them a stable income, as per the statement released by the PM Office.

The farming community, which has faced challenges due to delayed wheat procurement in recent years, has welcomed the prime minister’s decision.

It’s worth mentioning that Pakistan has imported one billion US dollars’ worth of wheat in the first nine months of the current financial year, according to PBS sources.

During this fiscal year’s July to March period, the country imported 3.4 million tonnes of wheat, as reported by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

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