LAHORE – Chairing the 106th board meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation on Thursday, Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed said that the government will not allow the economic assassination of farmers and cannot forget the sacrifices of the farmers for the agricultural development of Pakistan.
He was speaking to media persons after the board meeting. Dr Farrukh Javed issued instructions to Punjab Seed Corporation Managing Director Khaqan Babar to launch a vigorous campaign along with Punjab Agriculture Department for the provision of high-quality seed improved cotton verities to the growers.
Joint teams of the Punjab Seed Corporation and Agriculture Department will arrange seminars in all districts of Punjab to guide the farmers for the cultivation of cotton crop. On the recommendations of MD Punjab Seed Corporation Khaqan Babar, Minister for Agriculture Punjab issued orders to restore medical allowance which was frozen for the last 8 years for retired employees.
Two uniforms per summer and winter will be provided to the field staff on regular basis All board members approved these initiatives unanimously. Minister for Agriculture also gave instructions to Punjab Seed Corporation employees to work more efficiently and honestly.
He appreciated the performance of Punjab Seed Corporation because it is the largest and the only corporation in Pakistan to produce quality seed. Farmers work hard and produce food for the population so they would not face problems in marketing of their produce.
Source: The Nation