To deal with the issue of increase in price of flour and shortage of wheat in Sindh, the federal government has directed the PASSCO to release 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Sindh from PASSCO stock. While chairing a meeting in a Islamabad regarding wheat distribution from PASSCO to Flour Mills of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar stressed at the timely release and availability of wheat from PASSCO to Sindh & KPK. The Federal Minister said that MoU between PASSCO and Government of Sindh for the release of 300,000 (0.3 Million) tonnes of wheat would be signed in the current week. After detailed discussion in the meeting it was unanimously agreed that Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) will deliver the wheat flour at Ex- mill price of Rs. 43/Kg in Karachi, and will ensure the same. Moreover, the meeting focused on the availability of wheat in the country and its pricing trends, releases of wheat from PASSCO and its finical implications, view point of Pakistan Flour Mills Association on the issue of delayed release of wheat, transportation issues and distribution of wheat stock among flour mills of Sindh, installed at Karachi. Federal Minister directed the formulation of a committee comprising representatives from PASSCO, Food Departments of Sindh & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PFMA under the Chairmanship of Federal Secretary M/o Food Security; the committee will ensure smooth and timely distribution of wheat to provinces. According to the ministry’s spokesman , there is no issue with the stocks released from PASSCO to Provincial Food Departments of Sindh and KP for release of wheat would start today from Sindh.