Minister directs to ensure sufficient Wheat, Sugar stocks

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has directed the ministries concerned to accelerate the import of wheat and sugar to ensure availability of sufficient stocks for smooth supply.
He said this while presiding over a meeting along with Minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam and Special Assistant on Food Security Jamshed Cheema in Islamabad.
The meeting reviewed the price trend of the essential commodities.
The Finance Minister asked the representatives of the provincial governments to take corrective measures for reducing price differential between farm and retail prices.
Moreover, Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin said Monday that Canada was one of the major development partners of Pakistan, stressing the need to further strengthening business and economic linkages between the two countries.
During a meeting with High Commissioner of Canada for Pakistan, Ms Wendy Gilmour, who called on him here, the minister stated that Pakistan had long-standing and multidimensional ties with Canada.
Extending a warm welcome to the Canadian High Commissioner, the finance minister said Canada had a large number of Pakistani diaspora and people to people contacts contribute an important component of the bilateral relations.