Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) Chairman, Dr Ibrahim Mughal claimed on Wednesday that wheat harvesting in Sindh had started but production per acre had been registered 20 percent less as compared to the last year. Talking to media persons he said that besides reduction in per acre yield area under cultivation had also reduced by 1.2 million acres across the country this year due to which Pakistan would not be able to achieve 25 million tons production target. 

Chairman Agri Forum warned that if government continued its apathetic attitude towards agriculture and failed to amend policies then flour prices might touch Rs 50 per kilograms in the country in coming years. It might also lead the country to a crisis like situation or create serious threats to food security. 

Ibrahim Mughal also warned the government to take notice of declining rice, cotton and wheat production in the country which would create serious crisis both economically and with regard to food security. He said that the government should announce a better agriculture policy to avert such a situation. 

Copyright Business Recorder, 2013

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