January 21, 2020: Chairing a high-level meeting on production of cotton, cotton policy and cotton crop in Islamabad, Prime Minister underscored the importance of cotton crop for the national economy and gross domestic product.
He said important sectors including new seed cultivation, promotion of technology, adoption of modern methods of cultivation and farmers' subsidies were ignored in the past to increase the production and promotion of this vital crop. The Prime Minister was informed that steps are being taken to promote cotton in partnership and consultation with farmers, APTMA and other stakeholders.
The meeting was apprised that a centre of Excellence is being established in Multan.
A cotton farming project in Balochistan besides steps to promote the production of the commodity in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Sindh.