Trade: (UBG asked to monitor farmers’ package)

ISLAMABAD: Three trade associations of South Punjab on Monday asked leadership of the United Business Group (UBG) to monitor prime minister’s agriculture package so that small growers can benefit from it.

Khanewal Chamber of Commerce, Pakistan Crops Protection Association and All Pakistan Seed Association have asked the Chairman of UBG Iftikhar Ali Malik and Patron-in-Chief SM Muneer to transparent implementation of the package.

The demand came at a time when UBG leaders have embarked on a visit to South Punjab to muster support in the FPCCI elections for their candidate Abdul Rauf Alam.

According to a press release issued here, speaking at the occasion Haji Atta-ur-Rehman of crops association said that all the trade associations present here will support the UBG candidate.

He said that privileged class must not be allowed to take full benefit of package and that UBG leadership should play their role in it. Iftikhar Ali Malik and SM Muneer said that Rs 341 billion package is designed to bailout farmers suffering from multiple issues.

They said that we will ensure that the benefit of the move must reach all the intended recipients in a quick and transparent manner.

The UBG leaders said that agricultural growth which was 2.9 percent last year will increase and benefit the rural economy due to the timely and wise move.