No shortage of wheat in the country: Bosan tells NA


ISLAMABAD Oct 6 (TNS): Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan told the National Assembly that surplus stock of wheat is available in the country and efforts are being made to export the commodity.

Minister for Water Resources Syed Javed Ali Shah said during forthcoming Rabi season, the country may face water shortage.

He said therefore it has been decided at the IRSA advisory committee that the shortages will be passed on to Punjab and Sindh provinces while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan shall remain exempted from any cut in water share.

Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar has said the Prime Minister’s National Health Programme is providing free of cost health services to the families living below poverty line.

She said that over 1.3 million families have been enrolled in the health insurance scheme in twenty four districts.

She said that 2.8 million more families will be enrolled by the end of current financial year.

The House on Friday adopted a motion electing members for the standing committees on Ministries of Narcotics Control, Postal Services, Privatization and Statistics.

The motion was moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad.

The house has now been adjourned to meet again on Monday at five pm.