LAHORE: Calling the smuggling of various foodstuffs including wheat and wheat-derived products into Afghanistan a challenge for the current government, analysts have called for measures to boost the agricultural sector.
Senior reporter Salman Ghani said Pakistan is an agricultural country and has never experienced a crisis in this sector before. The new government must take certain steps to boost the sector as the people of the country have hope under the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, he said.
At the time, the country was facing the issue of urea availability, but the incumbent government reiterated its commitment not to tolerate an unjustified increase in the price of urea, Salman said, adding: “There is necessary to ensure an appropriate monitoring and follow-up system. to overcome shortages of essential soil nutrients in the country.
He added that provincial governments need to work with the federal government to overcome problems in the agricultural sector and stimulate the industry. It is the responsibility of customs officers on the ground, border enforcers, police and officials to control the smuggling of wheat into Afghanistan, he said.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2022