Balochistan may face wheat shortage as allocated quota yet to procure.

QUETTA -- Balochistan food department has been delayed in procuring the allocated quota of wheat as the season going to elapse, indicating it would put pressure on the supply of the commodity.

The department has so far procured 0.6 million wheat sacks insufficient to meet the provincial demand, official sources informed.

They said provincial government has given approval to the wheat procurement policy this year and has decided for purchasing one million wheat bags from the harvesters of Naseerabad division.

The food department has extended the procurement process from May 15 to May 25 to purchase the crop at various wheat procurement centres in its growing areas, the sources added.

Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo had directed the food department to procure wheat on an...

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