Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high level meeting to review the problems of agriculture sector in the country and deliberated on the relief package for the farmers to ease out the difficulties being faced specially by the small farmers.
The Prime Minister directed the Minister of Finance and Minister for National Food Security to prepare a relief package in consultation with the provincial governments to improve the market trends in relation to crisis of the major crops. The meeting discussed various measures to reduce the cost of agriculture inputs and to increase per acre yield of major crops.
The Prime Minister will announce relief package for the farmers next week.
Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Food Security Mr. Sikandar Hayat Bosan, Federal Minister for Planning Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Shahbaz Sharif and other high officials attended the meeting.