ISLAMABAD, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (WNP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a committee to investigate the wheat shortage that has gripped the country in recent days.
According to the notification that surfaced in the media on Wednesday, the four-member committee will be headed by the Federal Investigation Agency Director-General, a representative of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the director-general of Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment and any other member selected by the FIA DG.
The committee, which has been asked to furnish its report by February 6, will ascertain the causes of the shortage, “circumstances leading to the wheat/ flour related controversy” and assess the future stock that led to “allowing export of wheat… and subsequent imposition of ban on exports”.
The committee will also assess the management of wheat stocks within the federal and provincial governments as well as coordination among provinces.
The notification also tasks the committee to “identify and fix responsibility, if any, on any individual/ officer/ organisation, including any purported benefit to a private party.”