Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has directed to make delivery of Urea fertilizer to farmers across the country easy and convenient.
He issued these directives while presiding over a meeting in Islamabad today regarding availability of Urea in the country.
The Prime Minister said Urea fertilizer is available across the country as per the needs. However, he directed to initiate legal action against elements involved in hoarding of fertilizer and its illegal profiteering.
He categorically stated that the government would not spare those who exploit farmers by hoarding fertilizer. He said strict vigilance would be carried out on supply and demand of Urea.
The Prime Minister further directed that all the Federal Ministries should ensure support in operations to prevent hoarding of fertilizer by providing date regarding production and supply Urea fertilizer to provincial governments.
The meeting was informed that 200,000 metric tons of Urea is being imported for buffer stock.
The Caretaker Federal Minister for Finance Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Minister for Energy Muhammad Ali, Minister for National Food Security Kausar Abdullah Malik, Minister for Commerce Gohar Ejaz, Caretaker provincial Chief Ministers and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.