PBF demands more relief, effective steps for agri sector


Pakistan Businesses Forum on Saturday urged the government to announce more relief and effective measures for agriculture sector in the upcoming federal budget for financial year 2021-22.

Talking to media here, the PBF Vice President Ahmad Jawad stressed the need for reducing prices of agri inputs such as fertilizer, seeds, besides low power tariff for agri tube-wells.

He also urged the government to support farmers in purchase of machinery, fertilizers, pesticides and other inputs.

Like Textile Policy, he added, a workable Horticulture and Agriculture Export Policy, in consultation with all stakeholders, needed to be introduced in the next budget.

Ahmad Jawad also suggested the govt to announce incentive package in the budget for the horticulture industry as global trade of this industry crossed US $ 200b.

He asserted that govt should allocate funds to promote the hybrid seed industry in Pakistan under private-public partnership.—APP