National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar said that the upcoming federal budget can be an opportunity for the revival of the agriculture sector.
Asad Qaisar expressed his views during a meeting with the newly appointed Federal Minster for National Food Security, Syed Fakhar Imam.
The meeting was also attended by the the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative, Asad Omer and several members of the National Assembly at Parliament House Islamabad.
He added that a pro-farmer enabling policy environment was critical to make Pakistan’s agriculture sector globally competitive.
He stated that the recommendations of the bipartisan National Assembly Special Committee on Agricultural Products (SCAP) were intended to bring about the fundamental policy shifts in the interest of the farmers and agriculture sector.
He informed that the agriculture sector requires huge budget packages as the sector is and will remain critical to Pakistan’s national food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods for a foreseeable future.
He told that SCAP would effectively push for protecting the interest of the farmers and agriculture sector.
He further told that this commitment will be translated into substantive outcomes in upcoming budget.
The speaker further congratulated Syed Fakhar Imam on taking charge as the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research and underlined the need for a renewed a cooperation between the National Special Committee on Agricultural Products and the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.
Imam remarked that the support of the National Assembly Special Committee on Agricultural Products was crucial to uplift Pakistan’s agro-economy.