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PM Khan Calls For Research In Agriculture Field

ISLAMABAD: The government, in order to strengthen research in the cotton sector, on Tuesday decided to give autonomy to the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) through its restructuring and effective private sector representation.

The decision was taken during a high-level meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan here regarding the revival of cotton.

After the restructuring, the PCCC would consist of senior representatives of the ministries of National food Security and Textile, cotton commissioners, provincial secretaries for agriculture, four representatives of textile sector, two representatives of cotton ginners, representatives of cotton traders, two representatives of seed producers, four representatives of farmers, one expert and the chief executive.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jahangir Khan Tareen, Minister for National Food Security Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Environment Malik Ameen Aslam, Syed Fakhar Imam, Punjab Minister for Agriculture Nauman Langrial, Federal and provincial secretaries, cotton experts, representatives of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), seed sector, pesticides, Kissan Ittehad and other relevant people.