ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed for the continuation of subsidy on fertilisers.
He said that agriculture is back bone of the national economy and farmers play a pivotal role in strengthening the economy of the country.
The Prime Minister said farmers will be provided all the basic facilities for improvement in GDP of the country.
The federal government earlier had announced withdrawal of subsidy on fertiliser. However, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif had requested restoration of the subsidy.
Meanwhile, Director Agriculture Extension Rana Ahmad Munir ordered officials to ensure the sale of fertilisers in the market at control price and take action against dealers in case of violation.
He said this during visits to different fertilisers shops in rural areas including Qasba Lar, Qasba Maral and tahsil Shujabad where he checked fertilisers stock and relevant record, says a release issued by agriculture spokesman.
Deputy director agriculture extension Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad and other officials accompanied him on the occasion.