Punjab govt fixes wheat support price at Rs 3,900 per 40kg

Cabinet approves Wheat Procurement Policy 2024-25 

The Punjab government has approved Wheat Procurement Policy 2024-25 under which the provincial cabinet fixed the minimum support price of wheat for the year 2023-2024 at Rs 3,900 per 40 kilogram. 

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif chaired the fifth meeting of the provincial cabinet at the CM’s office on Wednesday. 

Regarding the agriculture sector, CM Maryam Nawaz reiterated her commitment to ensure the interests of small farmers are protected at all costs.

She said Rs 1.5 lakh interest-free loans would be given to small farmers for buying farm inputs like seeds, fertiliser, and pesticides, under the best and most historic farmer cards in the history of Pakistan.

The cabinet also approved the establishment of Special Speedy Trial Courts in Punjab for the logical conclusion of criminal cases related to rape, child abuse, domestic violence, electricity theft, and others through speedy trials.

Advocate General Punjab briefed the cabinet about the proposed amendment in the defamation law and the establishment of special trial courts. He said that in a defamation case, the degree must be completed within 90 days and the trial within 180 days. 

He added defamation notices would be given simultaneously through major newspapers, social media, courier service, and registered posts to avoid complaints of non-receipt and delay. 

AGP apprised the cabinet that this amendment would be presented soon in the Punjab Assembly for seeking approval.

The chief minister appreciated the move and said the culture of lying and false accusations must end. 

The cabinet also approved the formation of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Legal Affairs, and amendments to the Alternate Dispute Reservation Act, 2019.

The provincial cabinet removed Chairman Drug Court Gujranwala on complaints of misconduct.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. First Govt not analyzed cost of production. No stop to:-
    diesel
    electricity
    fertilizers
    seeds
    this Govt totally focusing punishing farmers.

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