ISLAMABAD: Convener FPCCI Central Standing Committee on Insurance Dr. Murtaza Mughal on Saturday said the most important sector of agriculture is crumbling due to continued disregard by the authorities.
Profiteers are also hurting this sector and keeping millions hungry for illegal profits while all the efforts to contain mafia has failed, he added.
Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that majority of the population is facing food security issues which cannot be resolved through meetings, statements and half-hearted steps.
He said that this sector is called the backbone of the economy but it is unable to provide required raw material to the industrial sector or feed growing population due to indifference of the government.
Dr. Murtaza Mughal who is also President of the Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) said that agriculture can only be revived when issues like fake and sub-standard pesticides, seed, middlemen, food mafia and high cost of inputs is tackled.