Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser says a special committee of the parliament on Agriculture sector would take cogent steps for welfare of farmers.
Addressing a seminar on up-gradation of wheat seeds in Swabi on Saturday, he said for the first time, voice for welfare of farmers has been raised at the Assembly floor.
The Speaker said concrete steps are being taken on the recommendations of the committee constituted for welfare of farmers.
He said 170 million rupees have been allocated under Poverty Alleviation Fund for district Swabi among which half of the amount would be used for bringing the barren land under cultivation.
Source: Radio Pakistan