There should be no deduction in wheat procurement, proper record be maintained about inter-provincial transportation: Ch Parvez Elahi
Wheat procurement centers be increased, preventive measures regarding Corona be ensured
Payment of subsidy on fertilizers and seed be ensured, Abdul Aleem Khan congratulated on becoming the minister, address to the Parliamentary Committee
Lahore: 17-04-2020: Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi presided over the third video link meeting of the All Parties Special Parliamentary Committee on Corona here today (Friday) in which Provincial Ministers Muhammad Basharat Raja, Abdul Aleem Khan and Nauman Langrial and also MPAs members Syed Hassan Murtaza, Nazir Ahmad Chohan, Sajid Ahmad Khan, Samiullah Khan, Khwaja Salman Rafique, Sardar Ovais Ahmad Khan Leghari, Aminul Zulqarnain, Muhammad Moavia and Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh participated.
Agriculture and Food Departments Ministers and Secretaries briefed the meeting. On this occasion, Secretary Punjab Assembly Muhammad Khan Bhatti and DG Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak were also present.
Ch Parvez Elahi congratulated Abdul Aleem Khan on becoming the Food Minister. He said that there should be no deduction of any kind in wheat procurement; small cultivators should be saved from worry of every kind. He said that proper record should be maintained about inter-provincial transportation of wheat, whosoever province wants to buy wheat its record should be maintained at official level.
He said after few days there would be increased of the farmers on the procurement centers, keeping in view difficulties of the farmers wheat procurement centers number be increased to the maximum possible, after the governments completes its procurement target then the private sector should be allowed to buy wheat this will help the farmers in getting full compensation.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that preventive measures against Corona be ensured at the procurement centers, payment of subsidy on fertilizers and seed allowed by the government should also be ensured. He said because of recent rains difference there will be difference in wheat procurement, in this regard every cooperation should be extended to the cultivators/farmers so that they are worried.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that the Food Authority should action against those who cultivate vegetables in dirty water, their areas be sealed and they should be awarded strict punishments.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that the entire opposition is ready to cooperate with the government, we all would have to solve the problems together with each other, all proposals of the Parliamentary Committee will be get implemented.
Responding to the queries from the parliamentary leaders, Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan and Nauman Langrial said that we want to move forward benefitting from the experience of Ch Parvez Elahi, number of wheat procurements would be increased in accordance with the proposals of all members in their districts and in on these procurement centers, preventive measures against Corona will also be ensured in these procurement centers. #