Shoaib Ahmed, Tur­bat

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State of agri­cul­ture

Pak­istan ex­ports a large quan­tity of agri­cul­tural produce/prod­ucts such as rice, cot­ton and fruits. Un­for­tu­nately, the Pak­istani govern­ment pays lit­tle at­ten­tion to the agri­cul­ture sec­tor. The fact is that farm­ers in Pak­istan des­per­ately need the sup­port of the govern­ment. Even though there are in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions that are work­ing to im­prove agri­cul­tural stan­dards among poorer coun­tries, such as the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the United Na­tions, we still do not have any sup­port from our own govern­ment, which demon­strates our own weak­ness.

Fur­ther­more, there is no set price for a farmer’s hard work. I re­quest the govern­ment to help de­velop pro­grammes to en­cour­age and ed­u­cate poor farm­ers on mod­ern farm­ing tech­niques — that could prove to be favourable for our fis­cal po­si­tion as well.

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