Pakistan has started implementing agreement to export 3000 metric tons rice to Nigeria while 5000 metric tons sugar will also be exported to Nigeria.
According to Commerce Ministry, government has issued tenders for exporting 3000 metric tons irri-6 rice. These exports will prove wholesome for next crop and incentives will be given to farmers to cultivate next crop of rice in a better way. Pakistan has surplus rice.
Government has also issued tenders for supply of 5000 metric tons sugar to Nigeria. These tenders have been issued by TCP authorities.
The export of sugar to Nigeria will enable sugar mills owners to pay price of sugarcane to the cultivators forthwith besides clearing their outstanding dues.