ISLAMABAD: The masses in general and the farmers and growers in particular heaved a sigh of relief and welcomed the PML-N-led government decision regarding reduction in the prices of petroleum products. They expressed the hope that a part from reduction in POL prices itself, it would benefit the masses greatly in shape of bring down the transport fares and prices of other daily-use items.
As per details, the farmers and growers expressed their pleasure over the cut in POL prices, saying that the government had fulfilled another promise of providing relief to the farming community.
They pointed out that the reduction in POL prices would help bring down cost of agriculture implements, enabling the farmers to cultivate more wheat and other crops on their lands.
They urged the government to ensure implementation of new prices at filling stations and other points according to the announcement by the Prime Minister and transfer relief to farmers.
They, however, demanded the federal government should also take steps to reduce prices of agriculture inputs and implements and provide loans to the farming community, especial small famers to cultivating different crops.