Abbas Maken has taken over the charge as the new Secretary of National Food Security and Research (NFSR).
He has wide ranging experience of administrative services at federal and provincial planes. His appointment is expected to give a flip to the government’s efforts in the sphere of national food security, as it has been focused on agriculture development with the support of the fertilizer industry, being major contributor in this regard.
His arrival to the office has been welcomed by fertilizer sector with high exceptions to resolve the subsidy issues, which is causing major financial challenges for the fertilizer industry, due to the long undue delays in the payment.
With this appointment, the Fertilizer industry is optimistic that the new Secretary will make concrete efforts to solve this matter on priority basis and the government will adopt a more supportive strategy to practically address the woes of this strategic industry, which is playing a key role in agricultural growth of the Country.
A more supportive strategy, applied by the government authorities, will help in the reimbursement of nearly 20 Billion Rupees that have been continuously stuck up in subsidy payments due to complexities of processes.—INP