“The federal government is mulling over the decision to establish a state-of-the-art wool development company to enhance wool products and facilitate shepherds,” said Minister for Food Security Sikandar Bosan on Thursday.
He was addressing a seminar in connection with World Food Day at the National Textile University. Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch was also present.
Bosan said that the government could partner with Australia for the proposed company. He said the company would bring economic activity to people living in the most neglected areas of the country.
“Many parts of the country have economic potential,” he said. “It is the responsibility of the government to harness this potential.”
He said the proposed company would research on conducive environments for development of wool industry. “Balochistan could be central to this project.”
Malik said Balochistan was the biggest province in the country.
He said the government was taking steps to improve quality of life of people living in remote areas of the province. He said a wool development company would be a welcome initiative.
Later, NTU Rector Mumtaz Hassan Malik, the Balochistan chief minister and the food minister visited various sections of the university.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2015.