The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has chosen to digitalize the food department’s database in order to upgrade the province’s food warehouse system.
At a meeting led by KP Food and IT Minister Atif Khan, the decision to digitise the food department was made. During the conference, Atif Khan stated that the food department was working on digitising all of its warehouses in order to eliminate corruption.
The involved provincial governments were told to take the required steps to digitalize the food department in general, and the warehousing system in particular.
The minister also requested the food authorities, in collaboration with the Food Safety Authority, to ensure the quality of food commodities, particularly flour, and to conduct specific surveillance of food goods.
He directed that low-cost flour be made available in markets, and that the inquiry into the department’s suspended officials who were involved in corrupt practises be completed.
The group was briefed on the Food Agency’s performance and the difficulties that the department is currently dealing with.
A detailed briefing on the Food Department’s active initiatives, manpower, wheat supply and stock to flour mills, sugar inventories, and Food Department operating processes.