MULTAN: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured that grievances of ginners and cotton growers would be addressed.
A delegation of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) led by Haji Muhammad Akram Bhatti met the premier along with Federal Minister for Water Reservoir Syed Javed Ali Shah. Abbasi assured that customs duty and sales tax would be maintained on the import of cotton, till the lifting of entire stock of cotton in ginneries. He also said that their claims of withholding tax refunds would soon be cleared.
He said that cotton plays a key role in strengthening the country’s economy because all textile exports depend upon this produce.
The prime minister suggested that “we should adopt modern technology to achieve the target of 20 million bales of cotton.”
Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2018.
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