Policy Under Revision for Optimum
Cotton Produce: Industry and
Production, and Investment
Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry, and
Production, and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said that all
possible resources would be utilized for the revival of the
He said that efforts were underway to enhance cotton
production and achieve 15 million cotton bales' target set for
next year. He chaired a meeting and interacted with media during
his visit to cotton research institute government of Punjab. He
urged the growers to produce contamination free cotton in order
to fetch better prices from the international market.
Razak Dawood highlighted that many agreements were signed
with China in the second phase of free trade during the recent
visit of Prime minister Imran Khan. He added that the government
was revising policies in this regard so that maximum cotton
sowing could be ensured in the country and growers do not to
shift to other crops. To a question, he said that the government
was well aware of the problems of the growers and assured that
all the issues would be resolved soon.
Director cotton research institute government of Punjab, Dr.
Saghir said that the provincial government was taking steps for
getting better cotton produce adding that high temperature and
shortage of water were two main factors which reduced cotton
produce. He said that Punjab government was focused on the
availability of certified cotton seeds, pesticides, training of
growers as well as clean cotton picking.
On the occasion Vice Chancellor Muhammad Nawaz Sharif,
University of Agriculture, Dr. Asif Ali, agriculture officials,
growers, and others were also present