WHEAT SOWING IN PUNJAB STANDS AT 51%, SINDH AT 42%, KPK AT 40% AND BALOCHISTAN AT 40%– FAKHAR IMAM
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Federal Minister of National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam conducted a high level meeting with the provincial counterparts to monitor the ongoing sowing of wheat in the country. The meeting was attended by the Punjab agriculture minister Hussain Jahania Gardezi in addition with representation from all provinces. Fakhar imam was briefed that Punjab stood at 51% sowing, Sindh at 42%, KPK at 40% and Balochistan at 40% as well. Fakhar Imam told the participants that the purpose of the meeting was to ensure that we are on track to meet the assigned wheat targets.
Fakhar discussed the outstanding issues that the provincial agriculture departments are facing in order to meet the assigned targets. Fakhar Imam was briefed that the Certified Seed of wheat is sufficiently available with all provinces. Minister said that it is imperative that a track and trace system is established to ensure maximum productivity of wheat in the country. Fakhar Imam praised the efforts of Punjab agriculture minister Hussain Jahania Gardezi in ensuring that the farmers sow wheat seeds timely. Punjab Minister briefed Fakhar Imam that the government of Punjab conducted numerous seminars to create awareness in addition with partnering with five agricultural universities of Punjab to mobilize agricultural students in ensuring proper sowing of wheat seeds.