FAISALABAD-Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yaseen has claimed that the sugarcane cultivators are being facilitated with regard to cane procurement without any discrimination.

He was talking to sugarcane growers during his visit to Hunza Sugar Mills Chak Jhumra. "Sugar mills are bound to procure sugarcane on official rates and action is being taken against illegal weighing scales," he said.

He directed district administration to discourage overloading of tractor-trolleys to facilitate general masses. "It is obligation of sugarcane growers to display reflectors on rear of loaded trolleys during foggy weather and in the night to avoid any road mishap," he further directed.

The Assistant Commissioner told the minister that positive results of crackdown on illegal weighing scales can be visibly seen. Bilal Yaseen said that on directions by the chief minister, provincial ministers and officers concerned are paying visits to districts. He said protection of the interests of sugarcane growers be continued till the end of crushing season. He also admired the role of Sugar Mills Association for implementation of the government policy.