ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has emphasised that the Rs50-billion agricultural bundle, introduced by the federal government, is an try to make sure that its beneficiaries are farmers and crop growers for whom the reduction bundle is meant.
The federal government authorized the bundle with a view to extending reduction to the farmers’ group and its direct disbursement to crop growers remained a key goal of the federal government, he stated whereas chairing a gathering with a delegation of the Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP). The delegation met the adviser and members of the federal government’s financial crew on the Finance Division on Monday.
Shaikh welcomed the proposals and suggestions put ahead by the delegation for offering direct reduction for the farmers, together with a doable discount in electrical energy tariff for tube wells, discount in import obligation on fertiliser, minimize in mark-up and waiving agricultural loans, deregulation of import and export of agricultural merchandise and livestock.
He stated the federal government was open to contemplating any suggestion to additional enhance disbursement standards for the agricultural bundle maintaining in view the enter and session with the stakeholders.
Equally, the federal government was additionally keen to increase additional reduction to the farmers, as and when required and proposed by the Ministry of Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis for the expansion of agriculture and betterment of growers. The adviser acknowledged that the agriculture sector had the potential within the post-Covid-19 state of affairs to generate employment, increase development, alleviate poverty and improve meals safety.
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, June 9th, 2020.