QUETTA - Balochistan Minister for Food Mir Ali Madad Jattak has said that he was taking personnel interests to end flour crisis in province. He expressed these views while talking to the newsmen on  Monday. Food minister said that the real cause of wheat and flour crisis in the province was smuggling, however, he said that he had issued directives for control of smuggling and strict security on exit and entrance points of Quetta district. He informed that federal government had agreed to provide Balochistan 250,000 bags of 20 kg flour while talks were underway with Punjab govt for provision of 4 million tons of wheat, which were expected to be provided to the Balochistan within a few days.   He said that payment for purchased wheat had been made to Punjab Government and after arrival of this consignment wheat crisis would be overcome. Meanwhile, Balochistan Food Department has wheat stocks enough for about three to four months, a private TV channel reported here Monday. According to officials of the Food Department, the province needs an estimated one million metric tons of wheat per annum while the provincial department has around one hundred thousand metric tons of wheat in their depots, which is sufficient to meet the demands for three to four months. Meanwhile, Frontier Corps Balochistan has formed special patrolling parties and increased the number of checkpoints along the borders in order to check wheat flour smuggling from the province, a statement issued here Monday said. During the last few months the FC has seized more than 4,000 tons of wheat flour at various checkpoints in Zhob, Chaman, Noshki, Dalbandin and other areas. In most instances the smugglers obtain wheat on permits and smuggle it to a neighbouring country without distributing it among the people, the statement said adding that besides FC, it is the responsibility of district and food department officials to check smuggling.