Govt urged to allow urea import 

NFML Managing Director: half a million tons of fertiliser in reserves necessary to ensure price stability


APP October 28, 2017
PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The federal government has been asked to take a quick and timely decision on urea import in order to protect the interests of farmers, National Fertilizer Marketing Limited (NFML) Managing Director Rao Manzar Hayat said on Friday.

“We have sent a request for importing 0.5 million tons of urea fertiliser. We are confident that Ecnec and other government bodies will take decision on the request and farmers will receive fertiliser at the time of sowing wheat and other important crops during the current planting season,” he said.

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Hayat said experts in his organisation believed that availability of at least half a million tons of fertiliser in state reserves was necessary to ensure stability in prices of fertiliser in the market.  

Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2017.

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