By Saleem Shaikh
KARACHI: A huge quantity of recently
procured wheat has been damaged during recent rains in many parts of the
province, while quality of the grain packed in polymer bags is eroding,
causing financial loss to the government.
Heavy rains in the wake of recent cyclone,
which hit coastal areas of Badin and Thatta districts, damaged millions
of tons of wheat lying in the open.
The estimates of losses projected by
the food department are Rs390 million, officials, however, admitted that
actual losses may be more.
It is learnt that about six million tons