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PR No.170 Agriculture Credit Profile Reviewed Islamabad

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday chaired a meeting to review the current profile of agricultural credit.

The Minister said that the government attached great importance to the growth and promotion of the agriculture sector as it was a major contributor to the national economy. In order to achieve this objective he said, facilitation of the farmers’ community was all the more necessary. Provision of credit to them was major component of this facilitation he said. The Minister emphasized that all possible efforts should be made to meet target for disbursement of agriculture credit during the current fiscal year.

The meeting also reviewed measures for effective fiscal and monetary discipline in the country.

Secretary Finance, Dr. Waqar Masood, Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Dy. Governor State Bank Saeed Ahmed, Chairman SECP, Zafarul Haq Hijazi, President Zarai Tariqqiati Bank, Talat Mahmood and other senior officials of the Ministry of Finance attended the meeting.

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