Provision of timely and Quality Pesticides is our Top Priority: Minister

Islamabad, July 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research today said that Ministry of National Food Security will make efforts to ensure timely availability of quality pesticides at competitive price to farmers. He was talking to representatives of Pesticides Association here today.

The Minister also said that since majority of the farmers were not quite familiar with the correct and proper application of pesticides therefore it was imperative that an awareness campaign should be launched in order to spread understanding among farmers. In this regard Pesticides Association and Ministry of National Food Security could work in unison.

During the course of meeting, delegation of Pesticides Association also requested that GST (General Sales Tax) on import of pesticides should be reduced as it would discourage illegal trade.

The meeting was also attended by Seerat Asghar Jaura, Secretary NFS and R and Additional Secretary, Rao Iftikhar.

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