Sindh governor seeks investment in agro-industry

Published: August 16, 2017
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A farmer tends to a wheat farm. PHOTO: REUTERS

A farmer tends to a wheat farm. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has invited all major investors to invest in the agricultural sector, especially in horticulture, because of its untapped potential.

Zubair made the offer while talking to a delegation of the Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA), which was planning to organise a national conference for the promotion of horticulture exports.

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The governor assured the traders of his support to the conference, which would be held in collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).

Zubair urged fruit exporters to prepare a comprehensive presentation for Commerce and Textile Minister Pervaiz Malik, who would be visiting Karachi next week.

He said the minister would be briefed on future plans for the promotion of exports of the horticulture sector. The idea of holding the conference will also be discussed with the minister.

Consultation process for these initiatives had already begun with provincial departments, agricultural experts, academia, research and development institutions and other stakeholders, he said.

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The objective of the conference was to develop a long-term strategy for the horticulture sector on firm foundations based on recommendations from all stakeholders, Zubair said, adding subsequently a road map based on short, medium and long-term strategies would be developed.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2017.

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