PM: (PM approves setting up Agricultural Research Endowment Fund)


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved in principle the establishment of Agricultural Research Endowment Fund for enhancing the agriculture research to maximize the agricultural production.

He was chairing a meeting on issues faced by the agricultural sector and facilitation to farmers here on Tuesday. He noted that the farmer community throughout the country is suffering due to non-implementation of Kisan package.

He directed the Attorney General for Pakistan to file a petition in Supreme Court against the suspension of certain provisions that facilitate farmers in the Kissan package after the Election Commission’s decision.

The Prime Minister said that the Kissan package is for the farmers of entire country and is not specific to any region. He said the government is working to protect farmers’ rights without any political or regional bias.