Haroon Akhtar, Sikandar Bosan meet to discuss pro-agri budget proposals

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan held a meeting with various stakeholders and associations working in the agriculture sector to discuss their proposals and recommendations for the upcoming budget.

National Food Security and Research Federal Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and a team of senior officers from the ministry also attended the meeting, along with FBR Chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha and senior officers.

Various proposals and recommendations were discussed during the meeting for boosting the agriculture sector, as well as measures for facilitating the farmers and strengthening the domestic rural economy.

While addressing the attendants of the meeting Haroon Akhtar Khan said that the agriculture sector was the backbone of the national economy. He reiterated that strengthening the agriculture sector and its allied sectors had been a key priority of the government which was committed to protecting the rights of farmers and ensuring better returns and prices on their farm yields. “The government is keen to continue extending and improving various subsidies and incentives already given to the farmers and proposals and recommendations in this regard would be sincerely considered and examined to make them part of the upcoming budget,” he added.