Rs50b allocated to provide subsidy to farmers, NA informed August 12, 2020

Rs50b allocated to provide subsidy to farmers, NA informed August 12, 2020

ISLAMABAD- The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that fifty billion rupees have been set aside to provide subsidy to the farmers on different agriculture related inputs.

Responding to a Calling Attention Notice in the House, Parliamentary Secretary for National Food Security, Muhammad Ameer Sultan said the federal and provincial governments are holding consultations to formulate a uniformed policy to grant subsidy of thirty seven billion rupees to the farmers on the prices of  fertilizers especially the DAP. 

He said the provinces are willing to provide subsidy to the farmers on fertilizers from Rabi season.

The Parliamentary Secretary further said that development of the agriculture sector is the priority of the incumbent government.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said a probe will be carried into the Lahore incident where the police and PML-N workers reportedly clashed on the occasion of appearance of PML-N Vice President, Maryam Nawaz before the National Accountability Bureau.

Responding to the points raised by the PML-N Parliamentary Leader Khawaja Asif in National Assembly,  he said that police often avoid such a situation as they have nothing to gain from them.

Earlier, referring to the Lahore incident, Khawaja Asif demanded release of the PML (N) workers.

Three bills were laid before the House today.

These are: The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2020, The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and National Emergency Measures to Quarantine and Quarantine Facilities for Security of Pakistan Bill.

The House will now meet tomorrow morning at 10:30.