Delegation of Kissan Ittehad called on the Finance Minister

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APP76-28 ISLAMABAD: October 28 - Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chairing a meeting of the delegation of Kissan Ittehad. APP

ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): A four-member delegation of the Pakistan Kissan Ittehad led by Khalid Mahmood Khokhar here on Friday called on the Finance Minister Mohamamd Ishaq Dar.
Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Minister for National Food Security and Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hasan Fawadwas were also present in the meeting, said a press release.
The minister said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wanted welfare of agriculture community, adding that present government had taken historical steps in agriculture sector including Prime Minister’s Kissan Package 2015 and unprecedented measures during the National Budget this year.
He assured the delegation that the government was cognizant of difficulties of the agricultural sector in the context of decrease in global commodity prices.
He stressed upon the delegation for enhancing crop yield and farm productivity through mechanization and adoption of best practices.
The minister invited the delegation to engage in a sustained policy dialogue with the government for designing future interventions in the agriculture sector.
He said that the government was determined to create a facilitating and supportive environment for farmers.
The minister assured the delegation that further improvement in research and development for enhancing agriculture output in the country is being undertaken.
The minister appreciated the valuable role played by Minister for National Food Security on facilitating the farming community and
reiterated government support for the agriculture sector Chairman Pakistan Kissan Ittehad appreciated the commitment of the present government and the steps taken so far for agriculture sector.
He highlighted the challenges faced by the agriculture sector and sought support of the federal government for protecting the interests of the farming community.
Secretary National Food Security, Secretary Industries and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.