LAHORE-Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman has said the Federal govt will evolve an effective monitoring policy for procurement of wheat with an aim to ensure constant supply, while giving support price of Rs 950 per 40 kg to farmers across the country. She was briefing mediamen after the Federal Cabinet meeting held at the Governor's House here on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, while Governor Punjab Salman Taseer, Federal Ministers and Secretaries of different departments also attended the meeting. She also told the newsmen that a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the provinces would be called soon to discuss matters pertaining to procurement of wheat. 'The Govt will procure 6.50 million tonnes wheat during the current season and number of procurement centres will be increased to facilitate growers'. 'The Food Department has briefed the Cabinet about wheat crop situation and its procurement. Annual consumption of wheat in Pakistan is 23 million tonnes, while the production target for the current season has been fixed at 25 million tonnes, which is two million more than requirement of the country', she said, while ,adding, that a Federal Committee would be monitoring the whole process, and respective provincial committees would be doing the same within their purviews. Sherry said that PASSCO had been directed to achieve its procurement target by purchasing wheat from growers at fixed price. 'There will be free movement of wheat among the provinces while its release price for mills will be uniform also, which is being done to avoid crisis situation like that of 2008', she added. While spelling out the decision of the Cabinet, she said for a uniform research, a committee had been constituted comprising representatives from various sectors, and it would present its suggestions prior to the next Cabinet meeting. She was appreciative of the fact that due to the national reconciliation policy of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari, candidates for the Senate were elected unopposed. 'This is the fruit of the reconciliation policy, that today the stigma of horse-trading could not be labelled on anybody', she said while appreciating all the political leadership of different parties. Sherry said President Asif Ali Zardari had announced a relief package of Rs 280 million for the terrorism victims in FATA. 'People are living in camps, and in certain cases without any shelter. Secondly, the annual development budget has been increased from Rs 8 billion to Rs 16 billion, while for the intermediary period, the amount will be Rs 11 billion. Moreover, the govt also wants to better economic condition of the people', she added. The Minister told the mediamen that 25 per cent of the shares of different organisation would be privatised, and out of which 12 per cent would be given to the workers in order to establish public-private ownership. 'The Railways, PTDC motels and hotels, Kot Addu Power Plant and other such organisations will be privatised', she said. About the Swat peace agreement, Sherry said it was between the provincial govt and the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi, and the Centre did not interfere in the matter. She declined the assertion that Pakistan had demanded Ajmal Kasab from India. About the FIA team's visit to India, Sherry said the govt had sent a list of questions to India in order to proceed further, and India had not asked for sending the team to India. She explicitly denied shifting of NATO depots to Punjab. To a question about the political dialogue with other parties on various issues, the Minister said for a political government, dialogue with all and on every issue, whether political or non-political, was a permanent option. About the Drone attacks and a threat to Pakistan sovereignty, Sherry said the govt had always launched official protest with US. About the lawyers long march, she said everyone had the right to protest, and protecting the protesters from any untoward situation was also govt's responsibility.