ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan called for appropriate laws to defend farmers’ rights on Monday, endorsing the foundation of the Pakistan Cotton Authority (PCA).
PCA was established primarily to “guarantee the provision of quality seed, monitoring, and increasing production.”
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Khan presided over a discussion on agriculture, where the topic of increasing cotton output was discussed.
He said that the government subsidised sophisticated farming equipment, high-quality seed, and fertiliser. “Through the Kissan Card plan, subsidy advantages must be extended to farmers,” the prime minister was reported as saying.
The prime minister also authorised a proposal to conduct the National Cotton Conference and asked the Ministry of Industries to draught a feasibility assessment on the building of factories to produce diammonium phosphate, the world’s most frequently used phosphorus fertilizer, in the country.
The conference was also attended by federal ministers Shaukat Tarin and Syed Fakhar Imam, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood, Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahanian, and top bureaucrats.