Pakistan’s PM Says No Plans for Wheat Export

Wed Jul 10 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government has made no decision to export wheat.

Addressing the National Assembly on Wednesday, he stated that no decision has been made for the export of wheat in response to a point of order raised by a parliamentarian.

“I want to put it on record before the House that there has been no decision made regarding the export of wheat,” he affirmed.

He also referred to previous controversies under the PTI government involving sugar and wheat, noting, “It is well-documented that in the past, wheat and sugar were exported first and later imported, leading to significant financial implications. The details of where billions and trillions of rupees went are part of our history.”

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also praised National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq for his fairness in allowing the opposition leader to speak, contrasting it with past practices under Speaker Asad Qaiser.

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