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Pakistan will has surplus wheat next year: Hasan Raja

ISLAMABAD: Against a wheat sowing target on twenty-one point five million acres till the end of this month, it has been sown on the ninety-five per cent targeted area in the country so far. This was stated by the Federal Additional Secretary for Food and Agriculture, Shahid Hasan Raja, in an interview with state-run Radio representative.

He said that next year, Pakistan would have surplus wheat, as its production is expected at twenty-five million tons against a domestic need of twenty-three million tons including five hundred thousand ton wheat to be given to Afghanistan.

He said that during this season, five high-yielding kinds of wheat seeds including Chakwal-50, Sahar, Shafaq, Bhakar and Inqilab have been sown whose average per acre production is fifty maund. To a question about the availability of fertilizers, he said, DAP and urea are sufficiently available.-SANA

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