Pakistan Agriculture News

Pre-budget proposals for agriculture discussed

ISLAMABAD : Special Assistant to PM on Revenue/Federal Minister Senator Haroon Akhtar Khan held a meeting with various stakeholders and associations working in the agriculture sector to discuss their proposals and recommendations for the upcoming budget.

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and a team of senior officers from his ministry also attended the meeting.

FBR Chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha and senior officers of the board were also present. Various proposals and recommendations were discussed for boosting the agriculture sector, as well as measures for facilitating the farmers and strengthening the domestic rural economy. Haroon said agriculture was the backbone of the national economy and strengthening of agriculture and its allied sectors was top priority of the government.

He said that the government was committed to protecting the rights of the farmers and ensuring them better returns and prices on their farm yields.

“The government is keen to continue extending and improving various subsidies and incentives already given to the farmers and proposals and recommendations in this regard would be sincerely considered and examined to make them part of the upcoming budget,” he added.

Source The Nation