PM Nawaz announces relief package of over Rs341bn for farmers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday announced a comprehensive relief package for farmers.


Addressing a gathering of farmers at the Jinnah Convention Centre, the prime minister said he feels the pain of peasants and farmers and wanted to announce the relief package without any delay.

He said the government has spent Rs 1 billion to acquire land for Bhasha Dam , adding that the relief package for formers exceeds Rs 1 billion.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also announced steps to enhance the per acre yield of the agro product.

He said under the relief package a fund of Rs20 billion would be setup to cut the prices of fertilizers.

The package would provide a reduction in the services charges including fertilisers, pesticides, power for tubewells and tractors price.