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LAHORE: On the special instructions of Chief Minister, Punjab Agriculture Department conducted operations across the province against those involved in the business of adulterated agricultural pesticides and fertilizers.

Under supervision of Director General Agriculture, Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab, Rana Faqir Ahmad, Agricultural Officer (Pest Warning) Wali Muhammad along with field staff raided the warehouse of Syngenta Pakistan Limited at Industrial Estate Multan on receipt of an information seized 1669 cartons of illegal local manufacturing/formulation worth more than Rs55.4 million. FIR was registered against those involved in this nefarious business.

Expired agricultural drugs and labels have also been recovered from the accused in large numbers. The spokesman of Agriculture Department further said that the mafia selling fake agricultural inputs is being dealt with iron hands and the people involved in this heinous business are being punished.

The spokesperson further said that people can lodge complaints against the elements selling fake agricultural inputs through SMS/WhatsApp on 0300-2955539.

An earlier version of the story published November 14 mentioned the cartons seized were worth more than Rs554 million. The error is regretted, and has been rectified.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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