Punjab announces interest-free loans for farmers

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif has announced on Saturday that the government would give at least 0.5 million small-scale farmers, interest-free loans.


The Chief Minister addressed an agricultural conference today and broke the news.

The government, as told by the Chief Minister, would provide the loans to the farmers through Easypaisa mobile accounts, in association with cellular services provider, Telenor.

During his address, CM Shehbaz said that country’s development was linked with the prosperity of the farmers and the entire sector.

Provision of required facilities to the famers was among government’s priorities, he said.