CHITRAL, Sept 30: Former district nazim Maghfirat Shah has demanded of the government to timely transport their quota of wheat to the local grain warehouses before advent of winter season.

Talking to media persons here the other day, he said that the food department had established grain warehouses on union council level to facilitate people. He said that intense cold wave gripped the valleys of Terich, Khot, Rech, Melp, Yarkhun, Laspur and Oveer for three months and froze water channels. As a result, water mills are shut and there is no grinding of wheat during this time, he said.

Mr Shah said that there was no other source of grinding wheat except for water mills in all these valleys and if wheat transportation was delayed then people would face difficulties in grinding it, resulting in wheat flour shortage.

He said that usually the district government would ensure transportation of annual wheat quota to far away grain warehouses, but of late people had been facing wheat shortage due to delay in transportation.

The former nazim said that the old stock of grain in remote areas had either exhausted or the commodity was not fit for human

consumption and people were not ready to buy it. He said that people of remote areas were mostly poor and unemployed and they hardly had a cash to buy a 100-kg bag of wheat. — Correspondent

More From This Section

WHO kicks off ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’

WHO launches ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’ in Pakistan to prevent corruption in pharmaceutical sector.

Musical performances, sky lanterns conclude Margalla festival

ISLAMABAD: Two-day long Margalla Festival Family Fiesta concluded at Rawal Dam on Sunday. People from all walks of...

IT ministry can’t afford IT experts

Minister blames her predecessors for neglecting key ministry.

Opposition parties meet today to devise joint plan to block Protection of Pakistan bill

The meeting has been convened to prepare a consensus document containing amendments to the PPO.


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page