Pakistan Poultry Association, Kissan Ittehad, PBA Delegations Discuss Budget Proposals with Dar

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Monday, said that emphasized
smooth supply of poultry meat during the holy month of Ramadan. The government
will keep a close watch on poultry prices and the association must also extend
its support to the government for a thorough price check for the benefit of the
general public.
He also said that poultry sector had a significant
contribution in the economy in terms of revenue generation and Government would
facilitate this sector to the extent possible.
In separate meetings with delegations of Pakistan Poultry
Association, Pakistan Kisan Ittehad and Pakistan Broadcasters Association here,
the Finance Minister exchanged views with them on their budget proposals.
While having discussion with the Kisan Ittehad delegation,
the Minister said that agriculture is the backbone of the national economy and
a large chunk of the population is associated with it. Government fully
realizes its significance for healthy GDP growth.
He said the Government has already given a number of
incentives to the agriculture sector. Among others these include the provision
of fertilizer on special subsidized rates which aims at boosting agricultural
The farmers community must make full use of this facility.
The Minister said the government would give consideration to the proposals
submitted by the delegation and give whatever relaxation is conveniently
possible for the farmers.
Talking to PBA delegation Finance Minister discussed with
budget proposals regarding taxation on electronic media and apprised him of
certain issues that needed redressal.

Finance Minister said the proposals would be accorded due
consideration in the upcoming budget and all possible facilitation would be
extended to electronic media which along with print media, was playing a key
role as a bridge between the government and the masses.

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