LAHORE : Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif while giving proof of being farmer-friendly has announced reduction of Rs. 100 per bag in the wheat seeds for the farmers of the province.

He said that farmers should not forget this concession while purchasing the seeds of wheat and only cultivate Shehzoor seed of Punjab Seed Corporation. He said that farmers will be able to purchase wheat seed bag on Rs2300 from now onwards.

He announced this concession at a press conference at his office here today. The Minister said that present government is farmer friendly and cares for their rights. He said that Punjab Chief Minister has ordered to immediately announce this good news for wheat farmers.  More good news will be announced for the cultivators, he added. The Minister said that he is visiting Punjab to have direct contact with the farmers and pay tributes to their hard work. On this occasion, Dr. Farrukh Javed directed Deputy Managing Director Punjab Seed Corporation Nasir Saleem and Director Marketing Chaudhry Manzoor to monitor all sale points and dealers of Punjab Seed Corporation to confirm that farmers are being given concession of Rs. 100 per bag. He said that strict legal action will be taken against the persons involved in black marketing.