ISLAMABAD (APP) - Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Nazar Muhammad Gondal said here on Thursday that government would decide on exporting the surplus wheat only after the final assessment report of the current crop position that scheduled to be prepared by April end. The present government would not repeat the faulty and rash decisions of the previous government that caused heavy losses to the country, he said while talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA). The President APFMA, Iqbal Daud, led the delegation which among others consisted of the provincial presidents of the association. The recent spell of rains have positively impacted the wheat crop and we hope that the production will see an increase of about 1 million ton, Gondal said adding that export of the commodity could not be allowed at the moment as it would be quite risky. The APFMA requested that the government to allow the export of 0.2m ton of wheat products and give a subsidy of $ 50 per ton to facilitate the export to Afghanistan. They claimed that the subsidy was lesser than what the government has to pay to banks in shape of mark up, in case the government retains the commodity in storage. They also requested that the mark up rate of the banks is quite high (16.3 pc) which should not be more than 6-8pc for the food related industries. They also requested to waive GST and turn over-tax on the flour mills so that the commodity is made cheaper and requested for establishing PASSCOs procurement centers in Baluchistan and NWFP. The association offered that the mill owners were willing to enhance the existing storage capacity of grains in the country on Public Private Partnership, which was welcomed by the minister.