extension is significantly lacking because the 17,000 agriculture
extension workers who report to the local government units are not effectively used.
He said the agriculture
played a crucial role in the economy of Balochistan as approximately 80 per cent people were linked with this sector.
Later, the minister handed over keys of vehicles to agriculture
officers of 88 upazilas at the function.
'Counties need to collate expenditure on agriculture
so as to know the total investment in the sector by both the national and the county governments.'
Meanwhile, delegations hailing from different parts of Balochistan called on Agriculture
Minister Engineer Zamrak Khan Achakzai and apprised him problems and issues of their specific areas, besides requesting him for their early resolution.
The Speaker underlined the need to reform the agriculture
sector by investing in infrastructure, research, value chains, capacity building and enhanced access to finances and new markets.
Secretary national food security said that provinces and centre have planned to spend Rs287 billion in agriculture
The ceremony was attended by Ehsan Bhutta Special Secretary (Agriculture
), Faisal Yousuf Director General PITB (IT), Mohammad Rafiq Akhtar Director Agriculture
Information, Punjab along with other high-ups of the Agriculture
He said that the government will facilitate the farmers and will fulfill their requirements on the priority basis and added that they will have to take benefit from China's expertise in the agriculture
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan offered chief minister to establish a technical institute in Sindh which would offer specialized graduation and post-graduation degrees in agriculture
. He also offered to install a special plant to manufacture agriculture
According to the news report a former Primer Minster of Pakistan from Baluchistan is among those who have been sent tax notices after he was apparently found making false claim of paying provincial agriculture
tax in order to claim exemption from federal income tax, according to sources in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).