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Published Date: May 4, 2021

Government commits to the development of the agricultural sector on priority: PM

Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD4 May — Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the current government, given the important role of agriculture in the development of the country and the prosperity of farmers, is committed to developing this sector on priority.

He chaired the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) on Agriculture and said that after 1960 no special attention was paid to the agricultural sector.

Special Assistants to Prime Minister Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, dr. Shehbaz Gill, member of the Economc advisory board, Abid Qayyum Sulehri, and senior officials were there.

While dr. Raza Baqir, governor-state bank, general secretaries of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Balochistan and other relevant officials attended the meeting via a video link.

In the light of the encouraging production of wheat, maize, rice, sugarcane and potato over the past two years, the Prime Minister pointed out to formulate a clear roadmap based on solid steps for the revitalization of various sectors of agriculture across the land under the new vision on agricultural development and the provision of more facilities to farmers, coupled with a favorable environment.

He stressed the use of the NCC Forum for Agriculture for immediate resolution of the issues facing agricultural development and effective and timely decision-making through continuous monitoring of development and consultation with all stakeholders, said the development of the agricultural sector now among country’s top priorities.

The government will take all possible measures in that regard, the prime minister insisted.

The meeting was briefed on the implementation of a coordinated strategy formulated in consultation with all stakeholders, as well as the short-term, medium- and long-term roadmap for the development of the country’s agricultural sector, livestock delivery and the prosperity of farmers.