Finance Minister chairs meeting to review progress of disbursement of agriculture credit in country
Islamabad, September 08, 2015 (PPI-OT):Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a high level meeting here to review the progress of disbursement of agriculture credit in the country. Secretary Finance Dr. Waqar Masood Khan briefed the meeting on the procedures and criteria currently adopted for grant of Agricultural credit and shared related figures. Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Ashraf Mehmood Wathra gave input on the role of Banking Sector, particularly outlining contribution of ZTBL and other commercial Banks in supporting the agriculture sector.
The meeting considered measures to facilitate access of farmers to the agriculture credit available through different institutions. The Minister stressed the need for financial institutions to simplify their business processes for extension of credit to farmers and for increased awareness of the available facilities to potential beneficiaries. Sikandar Hayat Bosan, Minister for National Food Security, Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Finance Minister, Punjab, senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of National Food Security and Government of Punjab attended the meeting.
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