PM Imran Khan on Tuesday denounced the pertinent experts for postponing the import of wheat which prompted flour shortage in the nation. 

Directing a gathering of the government bureau, Prime Minister Khan said the circumstance might have been deflected if at any rate 1.5 huge loads of wheat had been imported in July this year. 

A member of the gathering, who would not like to be named, revealed to Dawn that the PM named it a managerial disappointment. He cited the Prime Minister as saying: “I had anticipated the emergency and requested the import of wheat in April yet it was not complied.” 

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He concurred that the bureaucracy didn’t take the choice on the import of wheat out of dread of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), yet in addition acknowledged that the obligation eventually fell on the administration. 

Another source said Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh likewise grumbled that the bureaucracy was not marking records as it was frightened of NAB. 

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At a function on Monday, the leader had said that unforeseen downpours this year, particularly during the wheat reaping season, had brought about less yield of the harvest, which caused shortage in the market and an expansion in cost. 

The gathering was educated that the Punjab government was delivering 17,000 to 20,000 tons of wheat consistently and the item was likewise being provided to the utility stores according to request. It was additionally informed that the Sindh government was delivering 85,000 tons of wheat to factories in the current month. 

The bureau, nonetheless, emphasized its purpose to guarantee satisfactory gracefully of food items to the market and find a way to diminish their costs.


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