Export duty on Pakistani potatoes to be discussed with Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD– Federal government will take up the issue of 25 per cent duty on Pakistan’s potato exports since 2015, with Afghanistan.

Currently, potato is available in abundance since the arrival of new crop in the market. However, potato price in the market is far less than the expenditure in­­curred on cultivation, leaving farmers with no choice except to dispose of the root vegetable. Protesting farmers in Punjab have been urging the government to announce support price for potato to save them.