Punjab Gets a New Food Secretary To Counter Food Price Rises

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Punjab Gets a New Food Secretary

The Punjab govt has designated its 6th food secretary in the midst of continuing increments in the costs of wheat and sugar, in spite of the import of the two significant items. 

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has now requested the substitution of Food Secretary Asad Rehman Gilani, an official of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), after only 90 days. Sheheryar Sultan, who is the scion of a political family connected with the decision party, has had his spot. 

He is a nephew of Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan from Jhang and has a place with the Sultan Bahu family of Garh Maharaja. Sheheryar Sultan is additionally the child in-law of previous Punjab Governor Shahid Hamid,whose sibling Zahid Hamid is related with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). His uncle Mehboob Sultan was the government food serve and was supplanted when the wheat and sugar outrages surfaced early this year. 

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The past five food secretaries were Shaukat Ali, Naseem Sadiq, who had a residency of two months, Zafar Nasarullah, who remained in office for only three months, Waqas Mehmood, who is the child in-law of previous boss political decision magistrate Justice (retd) Raza Khan and had a residency of eight months, and Asad Rehman Gilani, who worked in this situation for a quarter of a year. 

Government employees have become the fundamental substitutes following the reliable ascent in costs of wheat flour and sugar. The cost of wheat flour has gone up to Rs2,400 per 40 kg and the cost of one kg of sugar as of now remains at Rs110. 

An authority disclosed to The News that the executive is likewise disappointed with the government food service bureaucracy and has voiced solid dismay at their exhibition in bureau and Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) gatherings for wrecking wheat and sugar imports. “The government food secretary, designated only two months back, has been advised too,” said the authority. 

Extra food secretary Anwar Bukhari was sidelined a week ago and supplanted by Ayub Chaudhry, who had recently been moved out from this service on the grievances of financial specialists and certain pastors. 

The Wajid Zia request panel on the wheat trick had refered to visit moves in the food office on political grounds as a significant explanation behind the bungle in Punjab. 

The report had brought up that the shortcoming of the food office was the essential factor that had prompted the value climbs and resulting deficiency of wheat flour in the nation. The acquisition disappointment set off a chain of occasions that eventually prompted the wheat contention. The authoritative fumble, including continuous exchanges and postings and the helpless treatment of the wheat flexibly the executives chain, further added to the issue initially made by the administration disappointment, it said. 

As indicated by the report, the panel scrutinized the record and met the previous and current boss secretaries of Punjab. During the current yield, four distinct secretaries headed the Punjab food office who had depended on monstrous postings and moves. One of them gave such requests for 35 region food regulators (DFCs) while another posted or moved nine representative chiefs and changed 32 DFCs during his residency. They advised the council that because of the prohibition on postings and moves, the moving requests were made distinctly with the central priest’s endorsement. It was recognized that some DFCs who had been posted on political contemplations must be eliminated because of their terrible showing and notoriety. The board of trustees was educated that few exchanges and postings were requested on the verbal bearings of the central clergyman. No reasons were provided for such requests.

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