CPEC: Agriculture boom to defeat inflation, says Pakistani Food Minister

Multan: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam has said that agricultural boom under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help Pakistan defeat inflation.

Addressing growers and farmers here at a function, Imam projected that agriculture will get a new life under the second phase of the CPEC.

The minister maintained that the government was committed for prosperous Pakistan and soon it would control inflation.

“The inflation would be controlled through high productivity in agriculture sector,” he predicted, citing the second phase of the CPEC.

Imam urged masses to support the government in reviving the agriculture sector as the agriculture sector was the “backbone of country’s economy.”

“Huge amounts are being spent to improve production of different crops,” he stated.

He hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan for making sincere efforts for uplift of the country.

“Record uplift schemes are in progress across the country. The masses will hear good news soon,” he remarked.

Punjab Provincial Minister for Agriculture Hussain Jehanian Gardezi, Syed Abid Imam, Nasir Shah, Ali Akbar and many other notables were present on this occasion.