NA body endorses Textile Ministry’s budgetary proposals

Muhammad Arshad

Islamabad

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Textile Industry, Friday, endorsed all the budgetary proposals of the Ministry of Textilefor the current financial year 2017-18.
The Committee appreciated the efforts of the ministry for encouraging the growth of cotton by using modern techniques and methods however, recommended that awareness should be given to the cotton growers and farmers through electronic and press media which could be helpful to increase the cotton growth in the Country.
NA committee met here with Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari in the chair and was briefly apprised about the budgetary proposals relating to Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the next financial year 2017-18.
The Committee also recommended that Government should ban the establishment of sugar mills especially in cotton growing areas so that the growth of cotton could not be affected. The Committee further recommended that incentives should also be given to the cotton industry to develop the interest of farmers in cotton growing so that the huge revenue could be added to the Government exchequer.
Earlier, Hassan Iqbal, Secretary, M/o Textile Industry briefly apprised the Committee about the detail of the projects included in the forth-coming Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the year 2017-18.

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