Karachi, May 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has issued show cause notice to the District Food Controllers of seven districts who failed to achieve the target of wheat procurement. According to details the district food controllers of Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar, Dadu, Matyari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot showed poor performance and could not achieve the target of wheat procurement. While taking the notice of their poor performance Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, issued them show cause notices.
Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said that the said officers were busy in minting money and did not take interest to protect the interests of the department, so departmental action was being taken against them.
Besides this Minister for Food was informed in a meeting that Food Department Sindh had procured 10 lac 63 thousand tonnes wheat during current year while last year total procured was 10 lac 60 thousand tonnes. It was also informed that the process of wheat procurement was going on and the target of 13 lac tonnes wheat would be achieved soon.
A special team of Food Department raided in Taluka Nara Distirict Khairpur and recovered 35 thousand wheat bags which were illegally stored.
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