Governor sets aside ombudsman orders; asks govt. look into subsidy on fertilizer scheme.

LAHORE -- Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Friday set aside decision of the ombudsman Punjab regarding suspicious transactions by fertilizer dealers on DAP fertilizer under 'Farmers Subsidy policy' through Kissan Card of the Punjab government.

The agriculture department had appealed against the ombudsman verdict after the department was asked to release confiscated money of the fertilizer agency. The department had stopped security money of the fertilizer agency for suspicious transactions in DAP fertilizer to farmers through Kissan Card.

Deciding two separate representations of the agriculture department, governor Punjab observed that the entire issue of subsidy provided to the farmers on DAP fertilizer should be investigated by the Chief Minister's Inspection Team to identify those responsible for poor planning and failure to prevent corruption during the implementation of the scheme.

The governor further stated that it is imperative that the matter be thrashed out and...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT