AVN 57.02 Increased By ▲ 5.38 (10.42%)
BOP 10.13 Increased By ▲ 0.36 (3.68%)
CHCC 128.83 Increased By ▲ 9.89 (8.32%)
DCL 9.32 Increased By ▲ 0.52 (5.91%)
DGKC 107.59 Increased By ▲ 3.45 (3.31%)
EFERT 67.50 Increased By ▲ 0.91 (1.37%)
EPCL 32.60 Increased By ▲ 1.56 (5.03%)
FCCL 21.12 Increased By ▲ 0.29 (1.39%)
FFL 11.97 Increased By ▲ 0.33 (2.84%)
HASCOL 13.58 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.22%)
HBL 124.66 Increased By ▲ 2.88 (2.36%)
HUBC 81.40 Increased By ▲ 0.99 (1.23%)
HUMNL 9.60 Increased By ▲ 0.18 (1.91%)
JSCL 15.85 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (2.92%)
KAPCO 24.75 Increased By ▲ 0.26 (1.06%)
KEL 3.71 Increased By ▲ 0.22 (6.3%)
LOTCHEM 13.20 Increased By ▲ 0.34 (2.64%)
MLCF 33.65 Increased By ▲ 1.40 (4.34%)
OGDC 114.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-0.25%)
PAEL 32.74 Increased By ▲ 0.74 (2.31%)
PIBTL 11.34 Increased By ▲ 0.40 (3.66%)
PIOC 76.10 Increased By ▲ 2.86 (3.91%)
POWER 8.12 Increased By ▲ 0.94 (13.08%)
PPL 99.03 Decreased By ▼ -1.06 (-1.06%)
PSO 184.00 Increased By ▲ 4.65 (2.59%)
SNGP 56.36 Increased By ▲ 0.95 (1.71%)
STPL 11.21 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (0.81%)
TRG 49.76 Increased By ▲ 3.34 (7.2%)
UNITY 12.56 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.24%)
WTL 1.01 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 4,136 Increased By ▲ 72 (1.77%)
BR30 21,159 Increased By ▲ 380 (1.83%)
KSE100 39,872 Increased By ▲ 613 (1.56%)
KSE30 17,320 Increased By ▲ 250 (1.47%)
COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
CASES 280,029 331
DEATHS 5,984 8
Sindh 121,486 Cases
Punjab 93,197 Cases
Balochistan 11,774 Cases
Islamabad 15,076 Cases
KP 34,223 Cases
Top News

Economic growth linked with growth of agriculture sector: Zardari

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party's co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari Sunday said Pakistan's economic growth was linked t

16 Dec 2018

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party's co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari Sunday said Pakistan's economic growth was linked to the growth of agriculture sector.

"Pakistan's future, your and mine future is in the growth of agriculture sector. Around 90 percent of our industry is agro based," he said while talking to media persons here. Earlier, he addressed a reception in Tando Allahyar.

Pointing out the export potential of agriculture sector, Zardai said China imported food and agricultural products of around $4 trillion every year and Pakistan could tap it.

He said being the next door neighbour, Pakistani ports could be used for international trade by China. Both Pakistan and China would both benefit from the Gwadar Port .

"We want more increased interdependence between Pakistan and China. It is time now to bolster this relation of interdependence," he asserted.

Zardari claimed that during the last decade, the PPP governments had built 5 bridges on the Indus river in Sindh. The provincial government was carrying out canal lining to reduce loss of irrigation water. Lining of many canals had been completed while that of the rest was underway.

"We will do lining of the whole Rohri canal so that the saved water can be used to irrigate more land," he added.

The PPP said the provincial government was also considering to finance drip irrigation projects through the Sindh Bank. It was also trying to channel the foreign investment and loans towards the agriculture sector, he added. Referring to the100-day performance of his party's federal government in 2008, Zardari claimed that the PPP government showed the door to then president Pervez Musharraf, launched the Benazir Income Support Programme, conducted Swat operation and handled the wheat crisis.

Provincial ministers, PPP legislators and party leaders were present on the occasion.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018