September 24, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to prepare a time-frame based action plan for the medium and long-term projects to enhance agriculture produce in the country.
Presiding over a meeting to review progress on agriculture reforms and food security initiatives in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said ensuring food security is the top priority of the government.
The Prime Minister directed to operationalize the Food Security Dash Board at the Ministry of Food Security in collaboration with all provinces and relevant departments.
He also directed to pay special attention to economic zones for the processing of agriculture produce.
Emphasizing on getting benefits from the Chinese experience, the Prime Minister said technical expertise of the Chinese should be fully exploited.
He also directed to establish an integrated and coordinated system between all stakeholders including research institutions, universities and other concerned departments.
The meeting was briefed on the food security challenges in view of the growing population, the current status of production of agricultural commodities and progress on the Prime Minister's Agriculture Emergency Program.