Agriculture in Pak to be revolutionised with introduction of better mechanisation tools & ICT-enabled extension services: Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
“Agriculture in Pakistan will be revolutionised with the introduction of better mechanisation tools and ICT-enabled extension services”, said Prime Minister Imran Khan while chairing a meeting on Agriculture Transformation Plan in the country, one of Prime Minister’s Priority Sectors for the economic turnaround. “Olive cultivation and shrimp farming on commercial scale are need of the hour to ensure food security in the country. It will also help in improving exports”, he added.
The Prime Minister reiterated that the launch of Kissan Card will facilitate farmers to buy machinery and agriculture inputs. The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to establish centres of excellence in Punjab and KP for research in major crops like cotton, wheat and rice. He also directed to set up calf-raising centres and introduce better artificial insemination techniques for the growth of livestock and the improvement of milk production in the country. He directed all the provincial Chief Secretaries to take effective steps for the availability of urea by putting a check on its illegal transportation to neighbouring countries, especially Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed that administrative steps are being taken against individuals involved in creating artificial shortage of urea. The meeting was attended by Industries Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, Planning Minister Asad Umar, SAPM on Political Communication Dr. Shehbaz Gill, Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and senior officers concerned. Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Ahmed Khan Buzdar and Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan joined the meeting via video link.