MUZAFFARABAD: A meeting of the Food Department was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan.
Food Minister Chaudhry Ali Shan Soni, Chief Secretary Azad Kashmir Muhammad Usman Chachar, Principal Secretary with Prime Minister, Secretary Food Mansoor Qadir Dar, and Secretary Finance Ismatullah Shah participated in the meeting.
Kashmir Secretary Food Mansoor Qadir Dar gave a briefing regarding the strike on behalf of flour supply and transporters in Azad Kashmir.
Addressing the meeting, Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan said that despite the bad economic conditions, the Azad Kashmir government has already procured flour. But the public has been given a subsidy of 12 billion rupees annually.
He directed the food department to ensure the supply of flour during Ramadan. In Azad Kashmir, the unresolved issues of the food authority, food department and transporters will be resolved on a priority basis for which a committee consisting of the Secretary of Services and Secretary of Food has been formed.
He said that no person is allowed to hoard. will give It is the responsibility of the food department to provide cheap and quality flour to the people of Azad Kashmir and to ensure the all-time supply of flour at the depots.
The Prime Minister said that the government will take steps to provide more facilities to the people. The Food Authority should play an active role in providing quality food to the people.m