Meeting to Review the Status of Subsidy on Phosphate Fertilizer
Federal Minister for National food security & research; Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson presided over a meeting which was conducted to review the status of subsidy on phosphate fertilizer. Dealers, members FBR and importers attended the meeting. Federal Minister inquired about the current status of the scheme and decided to formulate a sub-committee for further meetings and for quick implementation of scheme. The members reviewed the current status of the scheme and its implications. The Minister inquired about the availability of subsidized fertilizers and told the participants that government wants that the scheme could directly benefit the farmers and the dealers and middlemen could not exploit the poor farmers. He also expressed his resolve to further extend the scheme but for that the current issues relating to the smooth availability of the fertilizers as the scheme focuses the plight of poor farmers. The participants put forward various proposals to implement the scheme across the country. The Minister welcomed the suggestions and resolved that these proposals would be discussed in future meetings in this regard. The federal Minister also emphasized the need that the provinces should cooperate the federal government so that the scheme could purposefully be implemented in all four provinces. Moreover he showed his resolve that Federal government would show its commitment.