DERA GHAZI KHAN- The Food Department will purchase 96,000 metric tonne (MT) wheat from growers at nine centres in district during the upcoming procurement, food officials told a meeting here the other day.

The meeting was informed that the department had set up 09 centres for the purchase of wheat. The Food Department will purchase 14,000 metric tonne wheat from Choti Zareen Centre, 14,000 metric tonne from Tabi Qaisrani Centre, 13,500 metric tonne from Taunsa Centre, 12,500 metric tonne from Kot Chutta Centre, 11,000MT from Shadan Lund Centre, 9,000 MT from Shah Saddr Din Centre, 8,000MT from Rind Ada Centre, 7,000MT from DG Khan Centre and 7,000MT from Reitra Centre.

It was also informed that procurement policy and dates would be announced later. ADC Abdul Shakoor was appointed as focal person. DCO Nadeemur Rehman, ADC Abdul Shakoor, ACs Asghar Baloch, Abdul Ghaffar, Sarfraz Magsi, Ahmed Khan Leghari, DFC Safyan Asif, DOs Khadim Hussain, Mehar Sirajuddin, Dr Kamran Asghar and food inspectors were present.