Pakistan Govt Determined to Facilitate Poultry Sector

PAKISTAN - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that the poultry sector had a significant contribution in the economy in terms of revenue generation and that the government would facilitate this sector to the fullest possible extent.
calendar icon 23 May 2017
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In his meeting with the Poultry Association, the minister emphasized smooth supply of poultry meat during the holy month of Ramadan, Pakistan's APP reports.

He said the government would keep a close watch on poultry prices and the association must also extend its support to the government for a thorough price check for the benefit of the general public.

In a separate meeting with a delegation of Kisan Ittehad, the Minister said that agriculture was the backbone of the national economy and a large chunk of the population was associated with it.

The government fully realized its significance for healthy GDP growth, he said adding it had already given a number of incentives to the agriculture sector.

Among others, these include the provision of fertilizer on special subsidized rates which aims at boosting agricultural production, he added and urged the farmers community to make full use of this facility.

The minister said the government would give consideration to the proposals submitted by the delegation and give whatever relaxation was conveniently possible for the farmers.

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