Promotion of agriculture govt’s top priority: finance minister

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Tuesday that the government is giving top priority to promote the agriculture sector to achieve a growth rate of seven percent by 2017.

Dar was inaugurating a two-day International Conference on Innovative Agricultural Financing in Islamabad today.

He said the government will soon launch a credit facility for farmers to boost agricultural growth. He said the government has put the economy on the path of high growth.

He went on to say that the government is taking measures to enhance agriculture yield and ensure food security by introducing the best farming techniques.
He further said “we have enhanced agriculture credit to Rs. 500 billion.”

The Finance Minister also emphasised the need for diversification of crops to compete other countries of the world.