Floriculture exports

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Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi

To increase floriculture exports from Punjab will provide the huge foreign exchange to country. This was stated by the Minister for Agriculture Punjab Malik Nouman Ahmed Langrial while presiding over a meeting on the project for the cultivation and promotion of flowers. At the meeting, Malik Abid Mehmood, Director Floriculture, said that flowers worth Rs 37.5 million are being exported from Pakistan. It was told in the meeting that floriculture capture $ 67 billion market in the world, which is growing at a rate of 10% annually but Pakistan’s share in it is very low. The present government is paying special attention to the cultivation of flowers and the provision of facilities for their export. At present, about 14,000 acres of flowers are cultivated in Punjab.