Govt aims to cut agri pro­duc­tion cost: Bosan

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Na­tional Food Se­cu­rity and Re­search, Sikan­dar Hayat Khan Bosan said that the govern­ment was tak­ing steps for re­duc­ing cost of agri­cul­ture pro­duc­tion and im­prov­ing the mar­ket­ing mech­a­nism for pro­mo­tion and im­prove­ment of agri­cul­ture sec­tor.

Af­ter de­vo­lu­tion of power, provinces were au­tho­rized to re­solve the agri­cul­ture is­sues and worked for the pro­mo­tion of this sec­tor ,he said while ad­dress­ing all Party Con­fer­ence on Agri­cul­tural Disas­ter, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by PARC here on Thurs­day. High­light­ing the ef­forts of govern­ment with re­gard to pro­mo­tion of agri­cul­ture, he said present govern­ment has passed seed amend­ment bill and also ap­proved plant breeder bill.

He said there should be no pol­i­tics on agri­cul­ture. All par­ties come up and sit to­gether to work to re­solve the prob­lems of farm­ers and for the im­prove­ment of this sec­tor as it is back­bone for our coun­try's econ­omy, Bosan said. The Min­is­ter said the farm­ers adopt new crop­ping pat­tern to in­crease their pro­duc­tion. Pres­i­dent PKI pre­sented the char­ter of de­mand of farm­ers of Pak­istan. All Kis­san As­so­ci­a­tions, Stake­hold­ers, pol­icy mak­ers, re­searchers and high govern­ment of­fi­cials par­tic­i­pated in the APC.

On this oc­ca­sion Leader of the Op­po­si­tion Syed Khur­shid Shah said govern­ment and op­po­si­tion sit to­gether to solve the prob­lems of farm­ers and for long term plan­ning for agri­cul­ture de­vel­op­ment. He said agri­cul­ture sec­tor should be given pri­or­ity.

He said dur­ing the govern­ment of PPP farm­ers were ac­com­mo­dated. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Chair­man Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) Imran Khan said the govern­ment should in­vest more in agri­cul­tural re­search for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of this sec­tor.

PTI Vice Chair­man Shah Mah­mood Qureshi said kis­san prob­lem is not an is­sue of sin­gle party. All par­ties have to play their role for this im­por­tant sec­tor. On this oc­ca­sion the Pres­i­dent of PKI, Khalid Mah­mood Khokhar fully sup­ported the ex­is­tence of Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Re­search Cen­tre (NARC) at its present lo­ca­tion and its con­tri­bu­tion to­ward na­tional agri­cul­ture re­search sys­tem of Pak­istan.

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