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Kpk denies providing funds to government for Kissan package

PESHAWAR: On Friday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak articulated his government’s incapability to deliver assets for the federal government’s Kissan Package saying the province’s resources are being used for the elevation of agriculture sector in line with the main concern fixed by the provincial government.

Pervez Khattak said this while speaking to federal minister for food security and research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar, said a statement issued here.

Provincial agriculture minister Ikramullah Khan Gandapur, special assistant to CM for cattle and fisheries Mohibullah Khan, agriculture secretary and senior officers concerned were also present in the meeting.

CM said that the federal minister his government using resources in agriculture sector in line with own primacies

The federal minister while demanding of the provincial government to provide resources for the Kissan Package said the provision of 50 percent funds for the set were devoted by the federal government, while the delivery of the rest was the accountability of the particular provinces.

He said Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had hitherto to deliver their individual share for the array.

Replying to the ‘request of the federal government for taking steps to reduce the cost of manufacture allowing farmers to contest international market,’ the chief minister said his government would segment its suggestion in this detail with the federal government after referring to the shareholders.

Taking reminder of the argument over the agriculture investigation station in Kaghan between the federal and provincial governments, Mr. Khattak set up a advanced commission led by the chief secretary to plan a policy to decide the matter.

He also uttered doubts about the omission of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan from the picture in the CPEC board and said such brashness was a prejudice meted out to minor provinces and that it was destructive to national assimilation.