During the Sindh cabinet session today, the cabinet is likely to discuss and approve the new wheat policy of provincial government today.
The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah will be presiding over the cabinet meeting. In today’s meeting, the cabinet emphasizes on the agenda with the wheat policy as a top priority, according to the reports.
During the previous week, Sindh Food Minister Hari Ram Kishori Lal told that Sindh will likely to release wheat from its stocks between October 15 to 20. According to him, the food department has sought permission from the CM in writing for releasing wheat to flour mills.
Food Minister said that the province had last year released wheat stocks to flour mills on October 27. The province will fix wheat price after approval for the release of wheat stocks from the CM, he added.
Earlier, the food minister told that the department has sufficient reserves of wheat and the flour companies and mill present on the government roster would get the stocks on discounted rates.
Both Sindh and federal governments have recently trade-barbs over the release of wheat from official stocks. Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhr Imam in a statement said that the Sindh government was repeatedly asked to release wheat from its official stock with a view to stabilizing wheat flour price in the market but its continuous refusal was creating problems. “If the government releases wheat stock as early as possible, the market price of wheat will decline. The federal government has written two letters to the Sindh government to release wheat from its stock, said Fakhar Imam.