Agri sector’s uplift top priority: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that uplift of the agriculture sector was among the top priorities of the government. Talking to Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, who called on him in Islamabad, PM Imran said, the share of agriculture in the GDP with 50 per cent workforce connected with it reflects the sector’s importance to the country’s economy. The prime minister said agriculture has been made part of the CPEC and it is utmost effort of the government to take full benefit from the Chinese expertise in the sector by introducing the latest technology and farming techniques to the farmers, Radio Pakistan reported. This, he said, will help improve the productivity of the agriculture sector. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister expressed the confidence that Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, who has recently been given the portfolio of the Ministry of National Food Security, will fully devote his energies for the development of the agriculture sector.

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