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PM seeks provinces’ cooperation to mitigate sufferings of flood-affected people

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has urged all provincial governments to cooperate with the federal government beyond all political affiliations to mitigate the sufferings of flood-affected people of the Country.

While presiding over a meeting of National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) in Islamabad on Thursday, the prime minister said that as wheat sowing season begins, therefore seeds will be provided to farmers of flood hit areas.

The prime minister said that federal and provincial governments will bear the cost at 50 percent share each. He added that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is procuring very good quality seeds.

Shahbaz Sharif said that provincial governments of Sindh and Balochistan have selected districts where they need federal government’s relief but Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab have refused to accept this. He urged the two provincial governments to cooperate with the federal government so that no shortage of wheat occurs.

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The prime minister further said that the federal government is not allowing private sector to import wheat because it wants to save every penny of the national exchequer.

The prime minister said that the government was filling the gap between wheat supply and demand caused during last four years. He made it clear that nobody will be allowed to misuse this calamitous situation and earn profits or do hoardings.

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