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First shipment of Russian wheat arrives in Karachi

January 10, 2023 05:29 PM


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The first shipment of wheat imported from Russia by the government has reached Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday. 

The officials of the Ministry of National Food Security said that two ships carrying wheat have arrived in Pakistan from Russia and that a total of 7.5 million tonnes of wheat will be imported from Russia at the government level. 

The officials also said that 100,000 tons of tons of wheat will reach Pakistan through Gwadar, likewise, all the ships of wheat imported from Russia will reach Pakistan by March 30. 

According to the authorities, 350,000 tons of wheat has arrived at Karachi port. Ministry of National Food Security claimed that there are 44, 37,700 metric tonnes of wheat available in stock which is suffice to meet the country’s need till the end of April. Besides that, 13 lac metric tonnes of wheat will be imported in addition to this.

The officials also stated that Punjab has 22, 50, 000 metric tonnes of stock which is enough for next 106 days while local new wheat will be cultivated in Punjab in 82 days.

Meanwhile, Sindh has 83,700 metric tonnes of wheat, which will last for 98 days. New local wheat in Sindh will arrive in 70 days.

Lastly, KP has 64,600 metric tonnes of wheat which is sufficient for 152 days. New wheat will also be available there after 96 days.



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