ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser Wednesday said realizing the dream of Pakistan Agriculture development would not be possible without resolving the issues faced by farmers and protecting their interest.
He said Pakistan being a agriculture based economy, needed agriculture growth and self-sufficient in Agriculture production and the legislation was the only way to resolve the issues faced by Farmers.
The speaker expressed these views during his meeting with delegation of members of parliament led by Rao Ajmal Khan, Chairman Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research who called on him here in the parliament House, said a press release.
Asad Qaiser said that the economy of Pakistan had to bear the huge revenue on import of agriculture products every year which could be minimized by advancement in Agriculture field.
He said that agenda of agricultural development was national agenda and we all had to work for improvement of this sector beyond political affiliations.
He resolved his determination to make all out efforts for Pakistan development and it was his mission to enhance agriculture growth ignoring all other customs which might be obstacle in this way.
“There is a need of legislation purely for protecting the farmers’ interests and so that they can live their lives in prosperity as their income will increase because prosperous farmers will mean prosperous Pakistan”, he stressed.
He said that mass welfare campaigns would be organized to spread awareness and to seek the expert opinions of farmers, agriculture experts and other organizations related with Agriculture sector so that the dream of agriculture development can be materialized.
Rao Ajmal Khan, Chairman Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research expressed deep gratitude to the Speaker for formulating a Special Committee on Agriculture products and he said this step was the real representative of farmer’s desires.
While appreciating the Speaker’s concerns for farmers, Khan resolved to cooperate in all matters wholeheartedly as members of all political parties had been given representation in this committee.
He also said that all members would continue to work for protection of farmer’s interest and to enhance the growth of Agricultural development.
Beside Rao Ajmal Khan MNAs, Zahoor Hussain Qureshi and Gohar Khan were also present in the meeting.