Staff Reporter Karachi
President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized on research for better seed of various crops especially rice and cotton to increase yield which will reduce the production cost as well and become competitive in the regional, international markets.
“Lack of research and marketing of unmatured seed has caused big loss to our cash crops,” he said while addressing 13th annual awards distribution ceremony of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) here which was also attended by Federal Minister for Privatization Mohammed Mian Soomro, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Marine Affairs Mehmood Maulvi and foreign dip-lomats.
On REAP side, the prominent were its patron-in-chief Abdul Rahim Janu, Chairman Abdul Qay-yum Paracha, Senior Vice Chairman Faisal Je-hangir, Vice President Asfaq Ali.
The President regretted that in the past immature seeds of rice and cotton were marketed which created many problems including confusion among the farmers.