Bids to smuggle wheat, flour foiled

Monday, Jun 20, 2022

Rawalpindi : The Food Department Rawalpindi and district police while conducting raids in different areas foiled bids to smuggle wheat and flour besides seizing 17,328 wheat and flour bags and 26 tons of fine wheat flour during the last 10 days.

According to a district administration spokesman, the authorities of the food department along with Rawalpindi district and motorway police conducted raids and managed to foil many wheat smuggling bids.

33 truckloads of wheat, flour, and fine wheat flour were confiscated while the drivers namely Afaq, Usman, Sajid, Shah Zaib, Zaheer, Imran, Abbas, Zakir, Fareed, Burhan Uddin, Sajjad, Mukhtar, Rehmat, Ismail, Khawar, Ghulam Abbas, Malak, Amir, Akhtar, Janullah, Abdul Majeed and others were also sent behind the bars.

The authorities concerned had been directed to strictly monitor district exit points to control wheat smuggling, he said adding, that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq had instructed the authorities to strictly monitor the movement of wheat and take strict action in accordance with the law against the rules violators.

The spokesman said that all the exit points of the Rawalpindi division were being monitored round the clock to control wheat smuggling as the administration had set up 14 check posts at exit points of the four districts of the division to check wheat smuggling.

The administration in collaboration with police and a special branch was carrying out operations and a special monitoring system had also been developed particularly for exit points of the Rawalpindi division to check wheat smuggling.

A comprehensive plan had been formulated to curb the smuggling of wheat, he added. The check posts were set up at exit points of Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, and Chakwal districts, he said, and informed, that the district administration in collaboration with the motorway police and the food department was making efforts to control wheat smuggling.