Farmers decry erratic urea supply.

LAHORE -- Kisan Board Pakistan vice-president Amanullah Chattha laments that the wheat crop direly needs urea fertiliser but the same is missing from the market.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said notwithstanding protest of the farming community the government was showing indifference to the issue and was taking no practical step to ensure free availability of the compost in the open market.

He said that urea was available but in the black market at a rate of over Rs3,200 per 50kg bag against its official rate of Rs2,450.

He warned that the country would face a drop in the wheat yield this season because of lack of nutrient as a result of which the ongoing flour crisis would worsen in the days to come, while the...

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