Agriculture Minister orders crackdown against sale of sub standard/ adulterated pesticides and fertilizers

Karachi, October 25, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Research wings of Agriculture Department are being upgraded on modern lines. This would help increase the quantity and quality of crops and bring prosperity and stability in the provincial economy, as well. He was presiding over a review meeting to apprise himself about the performance of Agriculture Extension wing of the department. The meeting was attended amongst other by the Secretary Agriculture Department, Director General Agriculture Extension Wing, Chief Chemist and Deputy Directors of the Extension wing.

Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal expressed his concern over the reported sale/ availability of Sub-Standard fertilizers and pesticides and directed for a strict crackdown against those elements who are involved in this bad business. He also warned the officers/ officials of the Agriculture Extension wing directing them to discharge their duties with utmost responsibility and honesty “Anyone found involved hands in gloves with such elements responsible for adulteration and sale of sub standard fertilizers and pesticides shall not be spared” he maintained.

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