PTI government announced big relief for the farmers across the country

PTI government announced big relief for the farmers across the country

*ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the government has decided to provide relief to farmers by providing affordable fertilizers.*

In a tweet, the SAPM said that in order to provide affordable fertilizer to the farmers, the government has given a relief of Rs400 per sack to the fertilizer factories for gas. The tax on gas supply has been reduced from Rs405 to only Rs5.

The SAPM added that the government's relief will lead to the development of farmers and agriculture in the country. “Development of farmers and agriculture is the development of Pakistan," she said.

کسان کو 400 روپے سستی بوری کی فراہمی ملک میں کسان اور زراعت کی ترقی کا باعث بنے گی۔ کسان اور زراعت کی ترقی پاکستان کی ترقی ہے۔

— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) 21 January 2020 link

The development comes after the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has decided to allow import of 0.3 million tons of wheat to bring down its prices in the local market, subsequent to reported shortage of wheat that led to escalation of flour prices in the country.

The wheat import would be allowed till March 31, 2020 to ensure that local wheat that will be available from the start of April is picked up at right price from the market.

The meeting also issued instructions for immediate release of stocks held by the PASSCO and the provincial departments.