LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the Punjab government of considering its request for restoring subsidy on fertilisers. In response to a request sent by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for restoring the subsidy to facilitate farmers, the federal government has responded that it is looking into the matter. The restoration of subsidy would benefit 22 million farmers with an amount of Rs77 billion, according to a statement issued on Friday. The chief minister has, however, ordered the provincial government to provide farmers with subsidised fertilisers from the available stock.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2017.
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