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Ban on inter provincial movement of wheat lifted with immediate effect

Ban on inter provincial movement of wheat

Ban on inter provincial movement of wheat lifted with immediate effect.

Federal government has made this decision at a high-level meeting held in Islamabad.

Ban on inter provincial movement of wheat

Prime Minister Imran Khan presided the meeting.

The meeting also decided to abolish all check posts in this regard.

Meanwhile, they decided to allow wheat import and there will be no restriction on its quantity.

However, the private sector would import wheat.

It also decided to completely abolish import duty on wheat.

The forum decided to ensure stopping the smuggling of wheat and flour out of the country.

Decision of mass crackdown against elements involved in hoarding of wheat and flour was also taken in the meeting.

The meeting took a detailed review of wheat production in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, wheat purchase by provincial governments, available stocks and requirements.

Earlier, Prime Minister asked his government team to reduce non development spending.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high level meeting in Islamabad on Sunday.

The team PTI govt was discussing the proposed budget of the Federal government, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the financial year 2020-21.

PM Khan directed to reduce non-development spending and increase development expenditure in the upcoming budget.

Keeping in view the ground realities regarding revenue and expenditure, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar’s economic team briefed the meeting about their budget plans.

Moreover, yber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan’s also shared their respective province’s priorities for the upcoming budget.

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