Federal Minister for Finance, Asad Umar has said that availability of sufficient quantities of fertilizer to the farmers on affordable rates was a priority of the government and all necessary measures will be taken in this regard.

Finance Minister Asad Umar stated this on Friday while chairing a meeting along with Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood here at the Finance Division on the issue relating to fertilizer production and its continued availability in the market in sufficient quantities.

During the meeting, representatives of the fertilizer industry briefed the Minister on the production capacity of the fertilizer units and forwarded the proposals for ensuring smooth supply in the market.