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Sindh minister directs to take action against hoarders - Press Note issued by The Information Department

May 12, 2014

Following is the text of press note issued by The Information Department


A special team of food department along with district officers concerned raided in cities Panul Aqil, Nosheroferoz ,More and Kunri and recovered 2,25,000 wheat bags which were hoarded. The Special Team not only sealed 12 factories and Godowns in these cities but these recovered wheat bags also shifted to Government Godowns.

This was told to Minster for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar in a meeting. Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar was also informed that Sindh Food Department has procured 9 lac 35 thousand Tonnes wheat yet and target of 13 lacs tonnes wheat would be accomplished soon. It was stressed upon to speed up campaign against Hoarders and not to spare them at any cost.

Provincial Minister for food was briefed that all wheat procurement centres were functioning well and department action has been taken against those officers of food department who delayed in distributing jute bags to the growers. Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab directed the officers to continue their campaign against hoarders, profiteers and commission mafia and not to bear any pressure in this regard.

For more information, contact:

The Information Department

Block-95 Sindh Secretariat 4-B,

Opposite Sindh Assembly Building Karachi


Phone: +92-021-99204401, +92-021-99204423

Fax: +92-021-99202609, +92-021-99204417



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Source: Pakistan Press International