Govt to keep close watch on poultry supply in Ramazan

Poultry, Kissan Ittehad, PBA delegations discuss budge proposals with Dar

Commerce Reporter

Islamabad

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Monday, said that emphasized smooth supply of poultry meat during the holy month of Ramadan. The government will 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.
He also said that poultry sector had a significant contribution in the economy in terms of revenue generation and Government would facilitate this sector to the extent possible.
In separate meetings with delegations of Pakistan Poultry Association, Pakistan Kisan Ittehad and Pakistan Broadcasters Association here, the Finance Minister exchanged views with them on their budget proposals.
While having discussion with the Kisan Ittehad delegation, the Minister said that agriculture is the backbone of the national economy and a large chunk of the population is associated with it. Government fully realizes its significance for healthy GDP growth.
He said the Government has 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.
The farmers community must 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 is conveniently possible for the farmers.
Talking to PBA delegation Finance Minister discussed with budget proposals regarding taxation on electronic media and apprised him of certain issues that needed redressal.
Finance Minister said the proposals would be accorded due consideration in the upcoming budget and all possible facilitation would be extended to electronic media which along with print media, was playing a key role as a bridge between the government and the masses.

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