ISLAMABAD : Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has assured that agriculture package worth 50 billion rupees would be targeted to ensure its beneficiaries were the farmers and crop growers. This was stated by him while chairing a meeting with a delegation of the Farmers Associates Pakistan in Islamabad Monday. The Adviser said the government has approved this package with a view to extending relief to the farmers’ community and its direct disbursement to the farmers and crop growers remains a key objective of the government. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said the government is open to considering any suggestion to further improve the disbursement criterion of the agriculture package of 50 billion rupees in view of the input and consultation of the stakeholders. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, Minister for Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Chairman FAP & Foreign Minister of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Vice Chairman FAP & Punjab Minister for Management and Professional Development Makhdoom Hussain Jahania Gardezi, Managing Director FAP Malik Afaq Tiwana & Director FAP Mr. Afzaal Haider Rizvi along with Secretary Finance Division Mr. Naveed Kamran Baloch and Chairperson FBR Ms Nausheen Javaid Amjad were also present in the meeting.
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