Punjab to give Sindh 100,000 tonnes wheat
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said on Monday that the Punjab government would supply 100,000 tonnes of wheat to Sindh, of which 50,000 tonnes would be despatched immediately.
Presiding over a high level meeting at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat to review existing wheat stocks, wheat supply to Sindh and to increase wheat production in Punjab, the minister said there was no ban on inter-district and inter-province transportation of wheat. “So, we are supplying 45,000 to 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Sindh, Balochistan and the North West Frontier Province on daily basis,” said the chief minister. He said that a strategy had been developed to increase the wheat production in the province.
The chief minister said that Sindhi people were their brethren and in case of water or wheat shortage, Punjab was always ready to extend its cooperation to eliminate the problems of the Sindhi people and to promote national integrity in the country. Federal Food and Agriculture Minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind said the Punjab government had shown a sign of national unity by supplying 100,000 tonnes of wheat to Sindh.
ARD to call NA session on scientists’ arrests: The ARD has decided to call an emergency session of the National Assembly to debate the arrest of Pakistani nuclear scientists and officials of the Kahota Research Laboratories and foreign agencies’ operations in the tribal areas, PML-N Secretary General Saad Rafique said on Monday. Talking to reporters, he said that the insult of the Pakistani nuclear scientist could not be tolerated and the government “would have to” tell the NA why Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan and other scientists were detained for questioning. —Staff Report