PESHAWAR: KP  Minister for Food Haji  Qalandar  Khan Lodhi  has ordered a 50% decrease in the  transportation  charges  of wheat  due to decrease in fuel  prices  in the country during the  current  quarter. The decision will result in deduction of Rs. 93 lakh from the transportation bills of contractors and depositing it back into the provincial kitty.

He took this decision following the consensus opinion of the Provincial Food committee in its meeting for reviewing POL rates of wheat transportation for the current and next quarter that was held at office of the Food Minister in Civil Sect Peshawar today. It will apply to the inter provincial and inter district supply of wheat to various depots and godowns. The meeting, besides Director Food Mohammad Anwar Khan, was also attended by representatives from Finance, Law departments and contractor community.

Addressing on this occasion, Qalandar Lodhi expressed the confidence that reduction in transportation charges would directly benefit the general masses. He said that the PTI led coalition government under the dynamic leadership of CM KP was embarking upon a comprehensive welfare oriented policy that was aimed at providing succor to the poor in particular.

Elaborating  efforts of the Food department,  the minister said that besides  concrete steps for  providing  quality essential  food commodities  to the people  on reasonable  rates, its hygiene  was also  being  ensured. He said  his  government would continue  endeavoring  for ameliorating  lot  of  the poor owing  to which life standard  of  the people  would be improved with each passing day. 

“My  govt  will succeed in cherishing  the agenda of change and ensuring  supremacy of law, justice and merit in the society owing  to implementing  our  Ambitious  plan  of curbing  corruption  and pooling  the maximum  resources for  overall socio- economic uplift  of the  province and its people”,  he concluded.