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ISLAMABAD, September 14(APP): The National Assembly met at Parliament House here Thursday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair.
Replying to a question during the question hour, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said that subsidy on fertilizers was increased to thirty-nine billion rupees in last fiscal year. He said cash subsidy of 100 rupees per bag is being provided to the farmers on Urea fertilizer in the current fiscal year.
The Minister said that a cash subsidy of 5000 rupees per acre was provided for cotton and rice growers in 2015-16.
Answering a question, Minister for Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar informed the House that 8074 cases of HIV-AIDS have been reported in the country during the last one and a half year.
The proceeding of the House was adjourned till tomorrow morning.
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