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Pakistan's Government Committed to Develop Agriculture for Food Security

June 23, 2021

Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht has said that a progressive approach is being promoted to enhance agricultural productivity which is vital for food security in the country. The provincial minister said this while addressing a seminar on development, poverty rate, and food security, organized by Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan on June 17, 2021.

The minister stressed that the present government made the provincial budget with a different philosophy and inclusive growth instead of the past governments who established infrastructure without considering the judicious use of it. The minister added that in the budget, the government has allocated Rs86 billion on civil works in the 16 most backward tehsils of the province. The District Development Programme has been selected keeping in view the labor consumption.

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