Industries minister for regular policy for fertilizers


CareTaker Federal Minister for Industries and Production Shahzada Ahsan Ashraf Sheikh has stressed the need for regular policy for manufacturing of fertilizers, keeping in view the necessities of the country. Addressing a reception during his visit to National Fertilizers Corporation (NFC) headquarters on Wednesday, he said it was the need of the hour to work for alternative methods of manufacturing fertilizers. He said the country could be self-reliant in energy and fertilizer sectors if bio-gas plants were constructed on large scale, systematically. The minister said organic fertilizers to be produced in bio-gas plants could not only fulfil demands of fertilizer in the country but Pakistan could also compete at the international level in organic food products. He said organic fertilizers were health beneficial and economical which could also be helpful in generating heavy foreign exchange for the country. He directed the NFC administration to evolve a new fertilizer policy and set up regional offices in Peshawer and Quetta. Earlier, NFC Chairman Rizwan Mumtaz Ali briefed the minister about the institution and its causes.