LAHORE: Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema has said that Pakistan can export dairy products worth US$25 billion per annum.

He said that government has a comprehensive plan for increasing the national milk production and working has already been started on this plan. Enhanced milk production will not only ensure availability of milk and milk products to masses on cheaper rates but also increased income for the livestock farmers.

Cheema was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Dairy Association (PDA) here on Tuesday led by its Chairman Syed Hassan Raza. He said that the government is not only working on enhancing the production of livestock, vegetables and fruits but also to ensure provision of quality food to Pakistanis.

Jamshed Iqbal Cheema also visited the headquarters of the Punjab Food Authority where he was given a detailed briefing by PFA Chairman Umer Tanveer Butt and Director General Rafaqat Ali Niswana.

The SAPM suggested making intelligence wing of the authority more active and effective to tighten the noose around those playing with the lives of human beings.

Jamshed Cheema also met the Punjab Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed and discussed the developmental projects regarding NA 127. Mian Rasheed discussed projects of sewerage and provision of clean potable water in the said constituency in detail and also assured the SAPM to carry out different public welfare projects.

Cheema said that ill-planned expansion of the Lahore City generated numerous issues and setting up of a new city on the bank of River Ravi will bring pleasant change for the Lahorities.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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