Provincial Minister for Agriculture Hussain Jehanian Gardezi on Saturday said few persons damaged agriculture zoning system and inflicted heavy loss to cotton sector especially in South Punjab. Cotton remained an important cash of South Punjab as millions of people were associated with the crop, the provincial minister expressed these remarks while addressing a ceremony at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Gardezi remarked that cotton had vital role in country’s exports and provision of employment opportunities to the people in the region. Reduction in cotton production put huge burden on country’s economy, he stated. Loss in cotton sector was very much difficult to recover, he noted. Pakistan has important raw material now. However, Pakistan had enough cotton for preparation of value added goods. Hussain Jehanian remarked adding that country could make progress by focusing on agriculture, production and commercial sectors.
He stated that Bangladesh was not producer of cotton but it was exporting textile products. He, however, added that Pakistan’s textile sector was working with full capacity.