Islamabad, April 18, 2014 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Bosan has announced setting up a Government Agricultural Institute in Jaffarabad district.
He announced this while addressing at Farmers Convention, held in Dera Allahyar, the district headquarters of Jaffarabad, on Thursday.
He said the Federal Government want to boost agricultural economy of Balochistan and added that it was the responsibility of the provincial government to take up the issue of Kachhi Canal with the federal government.
Speaking on the occasion, Former Prime Minister, Haji Zafrullah Khan Jamali said, that he had approved the setting up of an Agricultural University in Jaffarabad during his term.
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Bosan also said the government would increase wheat rate next year, adding that it’ would purchase all quantity of wheat produced this year in Jaffarabad district.
He said that new official agricultural policy would be announced in the current year and added that incentives would be given to agricultural sector through the policy. He said that PASSCO has been directed to purchase wheat from small landholders in order to save them from financial constraints.
He said that the friendly Muslim countries have expressed their interest to purchase meat and poultry from Pakistan, adding that the government has decided to improve livestock sector to increase our exports.
Former Prime Minister, Haji Zafrullah Khan Jamali, ex-federal minister, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Chairman, Agricultural Research Council Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed and others also spoke on the occasion.
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