Enough Wheat Stocks Available In GB: Official

Director Civil Supply Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Ikramullah on Tuesday dispelled the impression about scarcity of wheat, saying there was no shortage of wheat in any district of the area and supply of the commodity was continuing smoothly.

Talking to media men, he said wheat depots have been set up at various places in the districts of GB and supply to those points was in progress unhindered.

The directives have been issued to seal those flour mills which were involved in smuggling of flour or wheat hoarding for creating artificial shortage of the commodity in the area, he informed.

He said special teams have been constituted to raid such unscrupulous business elements and ensure commodities of life at affordable rates to the area people.

It has been ensured to display complete information about available stock of the wheat and its distribution and total population strengthen at specific places at wheat supply offices, godowns, flour dealers in all the districts, he added.

He said that comprehensive monitoring mechanism have also been put in place and contact numbers have been published on those to list.The people may covey their complaints or reservation of any kind in this regard so that the entire process may be pursued in a transparent manner, he added.

He reiterated that raids were being conducted on elements of the wheat mafia active in the area, adding that no leniency would be shown to those who were found in corruption in this regard.

He said the district officers have been directed to take sternaction against such illegal practices at their respective area.