Govt won’t import tomatoes from India, says minister – Pakistan

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Meals Safety Sikandar Hayat Bosan says tomato and onion disaster might be over inside just a few days after their crops ripen in Balochistan, making it clear that the federal government is not going to import greens from India.

The worth of per kilo tomato has soared to Rs300 in components of Lahore and elsewhere in Punjab.

Speaking to reporters after attending a seminar on the Forman Christian School right here on Monday, the minister mentioned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had permitted creation of the federal meals safety authority. He mentioned packages had been being given to small farmers to enhance their monetary situation, stressing that using biotechnology was mandatory to enhance the nation’s financial system.

To a query in regards to the demand of early election by Imran Khan, Mr Bosan mentioned basic election wouldn’t be held earlier than March (when the Senate election is due).

POLICY: The Forman Christian School and the Centre for Public Coverage and Governance held a session dialogue to draft the social welfare coverage.

The CPPG developed the draft coverage on the behest of the social welfare and Baitul Maal departments. The coverage is a component of a bigger mission, titled ‘Social Welfare Division: The provincial face of regulation and interplay with the NGOs’ is being performed by the CPPG with the assist of the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme.

Printed in Daybreak, September 26th, 2017

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