SIALKOT, Aug 10: The Pakistan People’s Party-led government will soon provide solar energy tubewells to farmers to pull the country’s agriculture sector out of the existing energy crisis.

Federal Minister for National Regulation and Services Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said this on Friday while addressing participants in a ceremony held at Kotli Loharan near Sialkot after distributing keys of tractors among the local farmers after a draw held by Zarai Taraqiyati Bank Limited (ZTBL).

She said the dream of agricultural development and prosperity could never be realised without following modern trends in the field.

She said the farmers would soon get the solar energy tube-wells under the government’s scheme, adding Pakistan recently signed a pact with China for the purpose.

The minister said through introducing the solar energy tube-wells the government wanted to boost agriculture sector and put it on the road to self reliance.

Dr Awan said the government was fully aware of the problems confronted by the farmers and was making all-out sincere efforts for their solution.

The early and easy provision of advanced farm machinery, quality seed and fertilisers at subsidised rates was top priority of the PPP government, she added. — Correspondent

More From This Section

14 dead, 10 injured in road crash

The people who died under the Dera Ghazi Khan-to-Karachi bus included four women and 11 men.

CDGL seeks court order for case against Umar Akmal

LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore has moved a local judicial magistrate, seeking order for the...

Five top varsities to go through the audit mill

LAHORE: Worried over reports of mismanagement and corruption in the public-sector universities in Punjab, the...

Unusual April showers keep sun at bay

LAHORE: Thunderstorm and rain in Lahore and elsewhere in the country on Tuesday brought back nip in the air.More...


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page