Insurance companies agree to cut charges for ginners: PCGA chief

Insurance companies have agreed to reduce insurance charges for ginners and later bringing at par with textile mills to eliminate the discrimination in rate of premium for ginners and textile millers, spinners, said Dr Jasso Mal Chairman of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) while addressing the central executive Committee and think-tank here on Saturday.

He said Punjab Agriculture Department had increased cotton fee 100 percent through its Market committees which was unjustified. PCGA demanded that government should fix electricity tariff at Rs 5 per unit for ginners and impose complete ban on the import of cotton till the consumption of local produce.

Dr Jasso Mal stressed the need for modernisation of cotton-ginning system to meet the demand of international market. He said ginners should not purchase adulterated or wet or contaminated raw-cotton from the farmers and they should improve their standards to get premium prices. Member of PCGA appreciated the services rendered by Dr Jasso for the betterment of ginning sector and said that a good leader always help redress the grievances of member of association.