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ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2009 (Frontier Star): Agriculture sector should be prioritized to boost the economy of Pakistan Pakistan, a rapidly developing nation, although still a substantially impoverished and underdeveloped country, has suffered from decades of internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment, and a costly, ongoing confrontation with neighboring India. ", said Sardar Sardar, in some senses also Sirdar (Persian: سردار ) (Sardār  Aseff Ahmad Ali, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission. He was co-chairing with Ms.Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Finance & Economic Affairs Division, the third Steering Committee meeting of National Trade Corridor Strategy Study (NTCSS NTCSS Naval Tactical Command Support System
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) on Thursday. The Steering Committee is constituted to oversee the implementation of the NTCSS a priority initiative of the incumbent government targeted towards improvement in procedures, services, and infrastructure to enhance the trade and reduce the cost of doing business. The NTCSS will assist the government define, plan, prepare and implement programme for infrastructure development consistent with government's Medium Term Strategic Framework. The Steering Committee is supposed to select quick result oriented projects. Keeping in view the financial constraints, security situation, and comparative advantage Deputy Chairman Planning Commission suggested non-conventional ways of enhancing the welfare of people by focusing on certain strategic areas where major gains in GDP GDP (guanosine diphosphate): see guanine.  growth and higher employment levels might be achieved in a short time. Pakistan is, agriculture based economy. Since agriculture represents 20% of country's GDP & is responsible for as much as 43% of the employment in the country. Deputy Chairman further emphasized the need of improving the infrastructure to facilitate the farmers. There is a mammoth potential in agriculture sector especially in horticulture. He stressed on mango, citrus and vegetable farming, along with the use of new technologies and balance use of fertilizers & pesticides to increase the quality yield. The use of high tech green houses, radiation centres, will help to increase the value addition, which ultimately will lead to capture of new markets. This will also help in reducing the spoilage spoilage

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 of the crop. Floriculture floriculture

Branch of ornamental horticulture concerned with growing and marketing flowers and ornamental plants, as well as with flower arrangement. Because flowers and potted plants are largely produced in plant-growing structures in temperate climates, floriculture is
 is an important field of horticulture sector and has enormous potential in producing the high quality products like tulips, having international demand also. High quality local expertise available in Pakistan that can be utilized to expand the domestic market, which will help in employment generation, said the Deputy Chairman. Ms Hina Rabbani Khar, MoS EAD EAD Ensino A Distancia (Brazil)
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 stressed the need of value addition in Textile which should include apparel. Secretary Agriculture opined to include major crops like wheat and rice, especially value addition in rice through proper polishing, grading, & packaging. Secretary M/O M/O Mother Of  Investment ask for the work able plan for agribusiness that can be marketed to attract FDIs. The Steering Committee developed a consensus that the growing pharma has gigantic potential so further research is required to tap the hidden potential of this emerging sector. Secretary MNFA, Secretary MoI, Additional Secretary Commerce, and high officials of all relevant ministries, divisions, and private sector attended the meeting.

(THROUGH ASIA Asia (ā`zhə), the world's largest continent, 17,139,000 sq mi (44,390,000 sq km), with about 3.3 billion people, nearly three fifths of the world's total population.  PULSE)
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