Govt taking steps to modernise agriculture sector: PM Shehbaz
The PM says the government is allocating resources for supply of quality seeds to farmers
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday the government was taking steps for modernising the agriculture sector to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food production.
During a meeting with Minister for National Food Security Tariq Bashir Cheema, the prime minister said the government ensured best support prices for the crops of sugarcane, cotton and wheat so that farmers could get good income after hard work.
The prime minister said the government was allocating resources for supply of quality seeds, solarisation of tubewells and machinery to the farmers in the upcoming budget. He said the government along with the farmers would invest in agriculture for creating value addition in this sector.
Tariq Bashir Cheema informed the prime minister about the progress in implementation of farmers’ package and the plan of the ministry for the upcoming crops. He also briefed the PM on the strategy in the next financial year to bring about innovation and mechanisation in the agriculture sector.
PM, MNAs discuss political situation, development projects
The prime minister held meetings with members of National Assembly including Ali Musa Gilani, Riazul Haq and Khalid Javed Warraich.
During the meetings, the legislators discussed with the prime minister problems related to their constituencies, development projects and the prevailing political situation in the country. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Attaullah Tarar was present.