Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:00
KARACHI: Executive Director, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Muhammad Ashraf Khan,has emphasized upon the banks to adopt agricultural financing as a viable business activity for the development of the agriculture sector in the country.
According to SBP press release issued here Wednesday, this he said while presiding over a one-day :Farmers' Financial Literacy & Awareness Program on Agricultural Financing", which was jointly organized by State Bank and Habib Bank Ltd.
Wednesday at NRSP Training Center, Bahawalpur, he said the agriculture sector has a key role in country's economy and stressed the need for making necessary finances available to farmers for multiple cropping activities.
He outlined SBP's efforts for creating awareness amongst the farming community and developing capacity of commercial banks through its various training and awareness programmes.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Vice Chancellor, Islamia University Bahalwalpur, who was the Chief Guest at the inaugural session, appreciated State Bank's initiative to promote farmers' financial literacy ...