The Punjab Minister for Agriculture has claimed about his province exportation of over 78,130 tonnes of potatoes during the past two months and of having the potential to export at least 300,000 tonnes of potatoes this year because of bumper crop. Minister Farrukh Javed said in a statement released on Tuesday that his province had exported potatoes to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Russia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
He also claimed Pakistani tomatoes were in great demand abroad “because of its good quality” and his government was keeping a close watch on the production and marketing. He then talked about an increase in profit for growers, which he claimed, was “his government’s foremost priority. “It [the government] will ensure the export of surplus production of potatoes and also proper payments to wheat and sugarcane growers,” he added.
Source: Business Recorder