Punjab CM, Dar chair meeting on cotton support price

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LAHORE: Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi and Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a gathering to deliberate on cotton assist worth and mentioned measures to make sure that growers obtain the mounted worth of their crops.

The assembly was attended by FBR chairman, group chief APTMA Gohar Ejaz, Fuad Mukhtar, Anwar Ghani, and senior officers from the finance ministry.

In the meantime, following his go to to the Akbar Chowk flyover undertaking, CM Mohsin Naqvi suggested the cotton growers to not undersell their crop and emphasised that the federal government is dedicated to making sure the sale of cotton at a minimal fee of Rs8,500 per maund.

He reassured the farmers that they’d obtain the total worth for his or her cotton produce. He urged the commissioners and deputy commissioners to implement this fee of their respective areas. The prime minister and the Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar are additionally actively concerned in addressing this situation, he added.

The CM additional said that there was at the moment no main flood risk in Punjab, and the federal government is taking steps to remove unlawful settlements and encroachments alongside the riverbanks. Steady monitoring of water inflows is being carried out, with stories being compiled each six hours.