Pakistan Agriculture News, Vegetables

Vegetable importers demanded to protect consumers


The Pak India Business Council (PIBC) and Pakistan Vegetable Importers Association (PVIA) on Sunday demanded for enhancing import of vegetables to in order to ensure interests of consumers.
PIBC chairman Noor Muhammad Kasuri and a spokesman for PVIA, Shehbaz Bhatti, said this while talking to APP here. Noor Kasuri said that the there had been no vegetable import in the country for the last more than six months which was eventually affecting the consumers.
To a question, he said there was no benefit of this import restriction to vegetable growers. Only the stockists could get benefits of it, he added.
He said the government of Pakistan had planned to increase its regional trade at least to 25% of total trade volume of the country as per its policy. He said that the restrictions on vegetable imports could damage objects of the import policy.
PVIA Spokesman Shehbaz Bhatti said prices of tomatoes, onion, potatoes and other vegetables were increasing due to restrictions on their import.—APP

Source Pak Observer