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No shortage of food anywhere in AJK: Official spokesperson

Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR (AJK):   An AJK Food Department spokesperson categorically said that there was no shortage of food including wheat or flour anywhere in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In an official statement issued on Monday, the spokesperson said there was adequate supply of flour and wheat from Tao Butt to Bhimber.  AJK Food department maintained the supply of the food including wheat flour to entire AJK including the areas close to the line of control even in unpleasant situation caused by the unprovoked Indian firing from across the LoC on the forward areas of AJK. Required stock of wheat and flour is available for the entire year and there is plenty of quantity of wheat in government depots, he added.

The spokesman continued that there was also plenty of stock of wheat and flour in all flour mills of the State. Flour is available all the time in hundreds of government depots of all the ten districts of AJK, he explained. He further added that flour stock had also been made available in all of the snowy regions of the State.

The spokesperson categorically rejected the news terming them rumors that there was shortage of wheat and flour in the State.

It may be added that as per agreement between PASCO and AJK Food department, full quantity of wheat was being supplied in the State. Complaints cells set up by the State Food Department are already functioning at Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad on shortage or substandard flour supply”, the Food Department sources said.

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