STAFF REPORT KHI: Wheat sowing may suffer as goods transporters strike has badly disturbed the supply of fertilizers across the country.

The application of Di Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) is highly recommended at the time of sowing and the sowing of wheat crop may be delayed in major parts of the country, if DAP supplies are not restored immediately, experts says.

The said that the DAP supply is disturbed at a time, when wheat sowing across the country has almost completed and now the farmers need fertilizer for their crop, they said and added that the disturbance will directly hurt wheat production.

They said Pakistan being an agriculture economy cannot afford such a situation…the government should take steps to end this strike.

To add to the problems of the farmers, the supplies of over 25,000 tons of DAP urea from FFBL plant at Karachi to dealers and farmers of the country remained suspended last week.

This was in addition to the fact that some politically motivated elements were also harassing the truckers in transit at Hyderabad Toll Plaza on clumsy grounds.

There is also a shortage of DAP in the upper parts of the country. Sources said this situation may result in huge losses to agriculture sector and wheat sowing target may also be affected.

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