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Govt committed to promote agriculture sector: Asad Umar  

ISLAMABAD: Terming the agriculture sector back bone of the country, Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umer on Sunday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insa (PTI) government is focusing to promote the sector.    Talking to journalists, Asad Umer said that the government is taking concrete measure to facilitate farmers to encourage farming. The minister said that power and fertilizer is being provided to farmers at subsidized rates. The minister said that restoration of agriculture was the part of PTI manifesto and added that…

Pakistan’s Agriculture sector sees highest growth in 13 years

ISLAMABAD: The agriculture sector of Pakistan witnessed strong continuity in performance with growth of 3.81 percent prompted by attractive output prices and supportive government policies during the outgoing fiscal year. The availability of better and certified seeds, pesticides, agriculture credit and intensive fertilizer played a key role in the expansion of the sector. Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister, Miftah Ismail has said that the growth in agriculture sector is the highest in the past 13 years.…

PM wants immediate measures to streamline agriculture sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed to devise a comprehensive plan to ensure food security and address issues faced by the agriculture sector. Talking to the delegation comprising representatives of the agriculture sector in Islamabad on Wednesday, he appreciated the role of agriculture area towards employment, economic growth and ensuring food security in the country. He said that government and private sector needed to join hands for a formulation of a robust policy for overcoming the existing…