Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sindh cabinet sets wheat procurement target amidst concerns over IRSA chief appointment

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced a wheat procurement target of 900,000 tons at a price of Rs. 4,000 per 40 kg.

However, reservations were expressed regarding the appointment of the Chairman of the Indus Rivers System Authority (IRSA), with concerns raised about it violating the water accord. The meeting also addressed issues such as price control measures, law and order, kidnapping incidents, narcotics operations, and the Red Line project’s halt, emphasizing the need for swift action on development works.

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Sindh’s cabinet set a wheat procurement target of 900,000 tons at a price of Rs. 4,000 per 40 kg for the 2023-24 crop. Concerns were raised about the appointment of the IRSA Chairman, suggesting it violated the water accord as the chairman should be selected from among provincial or federal government members.

The food minister reported a stock of 400,000 tons of wheat and suggested fixing the procurement target at 800,000 tons due to available storage bags, but the cabinet decided on 900,000 tons. Chief Minister directed the food department to start procurement immediately and procure 100,000 bags.

Price control measures were discussed, with the district administration conducting raids resulting in fines totaling Rs. 7.14 million.

Law and order issues were addressed, including a decrease in street crime cases in Karachi by 4.18% compared to the previous year, though concerns remain about the public’s perception.

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Efforts to combat kidnapping for ransom and narcotics operations were discussed, with directions given to involve ministers, district administrations, and police in resolving tribal feuds and taking strict action against criminals.

Concerns were raised over the halt in the Red Line project, with instructions given to expedite work and address any obstacles.

CM Murad directed the Planning and Development Minister to review approved development schemes and ensure their swift implementation.

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Zubair Yaqoob
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