Govt providing relief to farmers: Musadik

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 14 (APP): Spokesman of the Prime Minister Dr
Musadik Malik has said that the government was providing
relief to farmers and giving subsidy on fertilizers.
Farmers were backbone of the economy and cultural
heritage, he stated while talking to a private news channel.
He said Rs 28 billion had been allocated to provide
subsidy on fertilizers.
He said fertilizers were being utilized more than the
capacity due to which the facility of subsidy had to be removed.
He said the prime minister took notice and issued directives
to consult the provinces for restoration of the subsidy.
He said there was no U-turn taken by the government on
subsidy matter.
The advisor said the farmers would not face any problem
regarding subsidy on fertilizers.
Dr Musadik Malik said 50 per cent subsidy had been
provided by the provinces and the same was given by the central
government but the provinces were reluctant to release the amount.
He said the present government was taking all important
steps to facilitate farmers.