LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that a new system of wheat storage is being introduced through public-private partnership in the province. He said that most modern godowns are being constructed for wheat storage due to which there would be no chance of its wastage. The CM directed that godowns for storage of wheat should be constructed on priority basis in wheat producing districts and also for starting immediately the construction work of godowns in Bahawalpur, Multan, DG Khan and Muzaffargarh.

He was presiding over a high-level meeting with regard to construction of modern godowns and increasing wheat storage capacity in the province, here Wednesday.

Special Assistant on Food Mansha Ullah Butt, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretaries of Finance and Food Departments, Special Secretary Communication & Works and other officers attended the meeting.

 The CM said the goal of self-sufficiency can be achieved by promoting agriculture, livestock and dairy farming.

He said that the Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for development of these sectors. He said that red-tapism will not be allowed to create hurdles in the way of public welfare projects whose speedy completion will be ensured.