Govt providing relief to farmers: Musadik

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (APP): Spokesman of the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik said on Friday 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.