“We will develop consensus on issue of biotechnology after consultations” Federal Minister Sikandar Bosan

“We will develop consensus on issue of biotechnology after consultations” Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Bosan

Islamabad: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Bosan had a meeting with delegation of Crop Life Asia at Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Skinader Bosan said Crop Life Asia is playing an active role in increasing the production of crops in Pakistan through educating farmers, introducing safe and effective products and providing training to growers and agriculture staff. He further said that matter of use biotechnology is already under consideration, will develop consensus after consultations. We have already formed committee on this issue.

Dr.Sianghee, Executive Director, Crop Life Asia also briefed the Minister about working of Crop Life Asia and use of Biotechnology worldwide. He said Ministry of National Food Security and Research should take leadership role in its national responsibility of regulations on biotechology. He further highlighted that Pakistan is an innovative country and ready to adapt to new challenges. Many international regulating authorities have approved bio- technology. The regulatory frameworks have become effective on biotechnology use. The countries like Australia, Newzeland, have one percent contribution in agriculture but contributing many more times in their GDP. Pakistan should introduce tax incentives and modern technology to its farmers.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary of Ministry of National Food Security and Research Fazal Khan and other representatives  from Ministry and Crop Life Asia.