Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not buy imported wheat: Zahir Shah

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not buy imported wheat: Zahir Shah
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not buy imported wheat: Zahir Shah

Food Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zahir Shah—File photo

Minister of Food Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zahir Shah Toro has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not buy imported wheat, we are buying 6 lakh tons of wheat from local farmers.

While holding a press conference in Islamabad along with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Saif, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Advisor, Minister of Health KP Zahir Shah Toro said that 3 lakh metric tons of wheat will be purchased in the first phase.

He said that the rate of 40 kg wheat has been kept at Rs 3900, this time the purchase of wheat will be made transparent.

Zahir Shah Toro says that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has bought 17 thousand metric tons of wheat from farmers.

The provincial minister said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa do not like the imported wheat, wheat is being purchased in 22 centers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, from May 20 wheat will be purchased in new phases.

They say that funds are not being given to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, there have always been fights over wheat and water, wheat storage is so that it can be used in calamities. There will be a benefit of Rs.

Zahir Shah further said that there was corruption in the food sector, hence the app was created, 14 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was registered by the farmers in the app.

The Minister of Food Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has also said that 120 grams of bread in the province is Rs.15.

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