ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan government has initiated radical steps to modernise agriculture sector of the province and to introduce latest equipment and techniques to cope with the drought that has hit some parts of the province.
The province has huge potential in the agro sector but water scarcity and prolonged drought had badly destroyed the agriculture of the province, said spokesperson of Balochistan government, Liaquat Shahwani.
The Balochistan government, he said, was taking initiatives to resolve issues in the agriculture sector in the province on priority.
“Agriculture is the backbone of country's economy and it provides 50 percent employment opportunities to the country's workforce,” said Shahwani.
He said the provincial government under the leadership of Chief Minister Jam Kamal has been working to increase agricultural output by devising out-of-the-box and effective solutions.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2019.