It has been reported that the Economic Coordination Committee’s decision to import wheat due to shortage in Pakistan has been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC).
In order to overcome the shortage in Pakistan, the ECC on Monday approved the import of 300,000 tons of wheat.
A farmers’ association called Kisan Bachao Tehreek has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the decision made by the ECC earlier this week.
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The president of the association, in his petition, said that the farmers of the country will suffer losses due to the import of the wheat.
He further mentioned in the petition that the PTI-led federal government of Pakistan has decided to import 300,000 tons of wheat, while the fresh crop from Sindh will reach to the Pakistani market by March 15.
The petitioner pleaded the high court to issue a restraining order against the government’s decision to import 300,000 tons of wheat.
It is worth mentioning here that during the meeting, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) was informed that the first shipment of wheat is likely to arrive in Pakistan by the 15th of February.