KARACHI : Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that damaged wheat can only be used for making animals and birds feed and it is not for human consumption. This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding auction of damaged wheat here at his office, a handout issued here on Sunday said.  He warned that if any one used damaged wheat for human consumption would be dealt according to law and if the flour mills were found involved in this regards, not only their wheat licences would be canceled but the cases would also be lodged against them. 

The minister directed the officers to take every precaution in this regard and keep a vigilant eye over the working of the flour mills because it was a matter of people’s health.

Jam Mehtab further said that action is also being taken against those officials of Food Department who caused loss to department and were responsible for damaged wheat.

He asked media and people to inform immediately to the food department if they observed any negligence on the part of officers of his department. A vigilant committee has been constituted to closely monitor all the process and every thing will be done transparently to avoid any mal-practice and corruption, he added.