Lahore -

Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation Limited (PASSCO) has procured more than one million tons of wheat under its wheat procurement drive 2013, said spokesman of corporation on Thursday.

He said that meanwhile distribution of bardana is also in progress. MD PASSCO Tauqeer Ahmad visited Multan, Lodhran, Bahwalnagar, Khanewaland Vehari zones and monitored procurement activities on spot. DG also issued instructions to PASSCO staff accordingly on different aspects of procurement. Wheat procurement is in progress by PASSCO that is why the growers are asked to bring their crops to procurement centers of PASSCO as early as possible to obtain benefit from support price announced by Pakistan government.

 Spokesman claimed that it is expected that price of wheat would fall down after achieving the targets by government’s organizations for which the growers will have to bear loss who have held their crop with a view to achieve high price in future. DG PASSCO also instructed PASSCO staff regarding better storage and care of the new procured wheat so that the same should be prevented from pest infestation and inclement weather.