Provision of fertilizers at fixed rates urged

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A meeting was held to review the supply of fertiliz-ers in Bahawalpur division under the chairmanship of Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Raja Ja-hangir Anwar.

The commissioner said that all measures should be taken to ensure the supply of fertilizers to farmers at fixed rates and action should be taken against hoarding and over-pricing. It was informed in the meeting that 4,209 business centres were inspected, four FIRs were registered, and one person was arrested.

A fine of Rs 810,000 was imposed for irregularities. Jahangir Anwar directed that all resources be util-ized to provide a bag of urea fertilizer at Rs 2,250. The meeting was informed that special checkpoints had been set up at Kot Sabzal, Iqbalabad, Zahir Peer, Tiranda Muhammad Panah, and Jindu Peer to prevent fertilizer smuggling.—APP