Dar urges poultry farmers to provide maximum relief to public during Ramazan

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ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday said the government was willing  to extend all possible facilitation to poultry farmers but  expected them to provide maximum relief to the general public  in terms of poultry prices, especially during the holy month of  Ramazan.

The Finance Minister was talking to a delegation of
Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) led by its Chairman Dr
Khalid Saleem Malik, which called on him here.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan
and Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Nisar Muhammad Khan  were also present on the occasion.

The delegation members apprised the minister about the current trends in the poultry market. Encouraged by economic stability  in the country, the poultry sector was exhibiting growth with  increasing trend towards adoption of modern farming techniques,  ensuring hygienically proven methods for rearing chicken and  value addition, they added.

They also shared with the minister some issues faced by
the poultry sector and also presented their budget proposals for consideration.

The minister appreciated the proactive approach of
poultry farmers aimed at growth of the poultry sector as well as endeavours for value addition in line with international
standards.

He said the poultry sector had an important role to play
in terms of providing quality meat to consumers.  He assured that genuine problems faced by the poultry
sector would be addressed.

Ishaq Dar added that proposals put forth by the delegation would be given due consideration in the ongoing
budget exercise.

The delegation expressed gratitude to the Finance
Minister for giving them a patient hearing and highly lauded
the government’s efforts aimed at achieving growth and
employment generation.

They assured that the Association would extend full
support for achieving the common goal of economic progress.

Further, they would make efforts to keep prices of
poultry items stable throughout the year and provide maximum possible relief to the public during Ramadan.

Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and FBR
attended the meeting.