Finance Minister chairs meeting to review fertilizer stock position in the country in view of forthcoming cropping season

Islamabad, October 16, 2016 (PPI-OT): Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance chaired a meeting here to review the fertilizer stock position in the country in view of the forthcoming cropping season. The Minister was briefed on the fertilizer production and inventory position in the country. He said that strategic reserves of fertilizer must continue to be maintained at all times to ensure food security.

Managing Director /CEO Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd (Rtd) Lt. Gen Shafqat Ahmed apprised the Minister on the critical role being played by the Fauji Fertilizer Company in meeting the country’s fertilizer requirements and thanked the Minister for the government’s full support to the fertilizer industry and FFC. The Finance Minister appreciated the contribution of FFC in ensuring stability in supply of fertilizer in the country and assured that the government will continue to provide across the board facilitation to the industry.

MD FFC also apprised the Minister on the prospects for international trade in the fertilizer sector and briefed him about specific export opportunities. Secretary Finance, Secretary National Food Security, Chairman FBR, Secretary Ports and Shipping, Secretary Petroleum and CEO Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd (Rtd) lt. Gen Shafqat Ahmed Attended the meeting.

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