Agriculture sector possesses great importance for Pakistan’s prosperity: Firdous Ashiq

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

21st January, 2020

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday highlighted a revolutionary step of PM Imran Khan for the development of agriculture sector and prosperity of farmers.

In her latest Twitter messages, Firdous Ashiq Awan highlighted revolutionary steps of PM Imran Khan for the development of agriculture sector.

She said, “Urea factories given relief of Rs400 per sack in term of gas prices after making a massive reduction in levy of Rs405 to Rs5 on gas supplies.”

The revolutionary move will ensure the provision of low-cost urea to the farmers who could save Rs400 on each sack.

She added that the step will boost the development of agriculture production.

Earlier, Firdous Ashiq had said that exports will increase by strengthening agriculture sector in accordance with the vision of PM Imran Khan.

Firdous said, PM Imran Khan ordered action against the elements selling and manufacturing sub-standard agriculture medicines and seeds.

Cotton crops possessed importance for the promotion of textile industry, she added.

The special assistant said the agriculture sector includes in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

As the country will increase its cotton production through modern technology with the assistance of Beijing.

Awan announced the federal government will unveil its policy for the establishment of new industries.

However, steps for the restoration of closed industries will take on an emergency basis.

She added that the restoration of industries will end the financial crisis of labourers.

Wheat provided to flour mills in Punjab at subsidized rate: Firdous

Earlier, Firdous Ashiq said some elements have continued negative propaganda regarding wheat flour prices.

Firdous Ashiq said she has given the task to deal with the matter related to the artificial crisis of wheat flour in Punjab.

Firdous Ashiq addressed a press conference in Sialkot.

Furthermore, she was of the view that it is necessary to stop negative propaganda.

However, Sindh government has not purchased wheat on time.

It is the federal government’s responsibility to provide food across the country.

Sindh government showed negligence over wheat supplies despite the federal government took the decision to provide 400,000 tons of wheat to Sindh out of which the province took 100,000 tons so far.


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