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Govt moving towards importing 2.2m ton wheat

Govt moving towards importing 2.2m ton wheat
ISLAMABAD: Showing its displeasure over $278 per ton price of 150,000 metric tons wheat tender by the ECC, the lingering crisis is worsening and now the government is moving towards importing 2.2...

National September 20, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Showing its displeasure over $278 per ton price of 150,000 metric tons wheat tender by the ECC, the lingering crisis is worsening and now the government is moving towards importing 2.In the last ECC meeting when the price of 150,000 metric tons was placed at price of $278 per 40 kg, the ECC turned into heated debate and finally it was returned to the TCP and respective ministry to take decision arguing that it was the appropriate forum for taking decision so the concerned ministry should take decision on it.There is possibility of procuring 2,20,000 metric tons from G to G levels from Russia but its so far not yet confirmed.Top official sources confirmed to The News on Saturday that the federal government and provinces would have to absorb subsidy amount on wheat import price and existing fixed price of wheat at domestic levels.

One federal government official said that things became complex in the aftermath of 18th constitutional amendments because practically there were five governments -- one federal government and four provincial governments.8 million tons of wheat while the government was moving towards bringing 1.

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