Agriculture is absolute priority of govt: Sania

Staff Reporter

The workshop was organized by Pakistan Agricul-tural Research Council (PARC) in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Moun-tain Development (ICIMOD) in Islamabad.

Other eminent speakers who joined the opening session were Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD, Nepal; Bashir Ahmed, Director, Climate, Energy and Water Research Institute (CEWRI), NARC, Faisal Qamar, Group Lead Food Security, ICIMOD and Muhammad Ismail, Country Repre-sentative, Pakistan Office, ICIMOD.

Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM was a chief guest at the international consultation workshop on “Crop mapping and zoning for strengthening sustainable agricultural practices, policy support and livelihood improvement through Earth observation applica-tions in Pakistan”.

Addressing the opening session, Dr. Sania stated, “Agricultural is and will remain the absolute priority of our government. In Pakistan with one-quarter poor population, around 65% population is directly or indirectly indulged in agricultural activities.