Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that the growers problems will be solved on priority basis so that maximum targets of wheat as well as other agri-products could be acquired as the agriculture is the backbone of our national economy. According to handout issued here on Monday, he said that provincial government will provide every possible facility to the farmers and will safeguard the interests of growers and will not tolerate their exploitation. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of Committee on wheat release policy held at 90-SQA today. Minister for Agriculture Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Minister Food Ch. Abdul Ghafoor, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D;, and Secretary Agriculture, high-ranking officials of Finance, Food and agriculture attended the meeting besides others. The committee would prepare recommendations regarding wheat release 2010-11 and present to Chief Minister Punjab for approval. The Committee also reviewed the quantum of wheat release and loan adjustments with the federal government. Meanwhile, presiding over the meeting of cabinet committee on Zakat & Ushr, Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa directed the concerned officials to speed up finalization of the names of office holders of District Zakat & Ushr committees for final approval. He said that after 18th amendment as the concurrent has been omitted and majority of the subject matters stand devolved on the Provinces, therefore, he directed that funds and assets to be handed over to the provinces should be utilized for the welfare of the people and the department should adopt a clear cut policy and made amendment in rules of business wherever required. The meeting was attended by Minister Zakat & Ushr Malik Nadeem Kamran, MPA Ch. Nadeem Abbas Rabera, Secretary Zakat & Ushr besides high ranking officials.