Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam addresses a Conference on “Economic Growth in Testing Times: Reshaping the Future of Pakistan”

Islamabad, October 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam addressed Conference on “Economic Growth in Testing Times: Reshaping the Future of Pakistan” organized by CEO Club. The event was attended by federal ministers, diplomats and policy makers.

Fakhar Imam said that for sustainable growth in agriculture, it is imperative to provide a conducive environment for farm investment and to have a continuous stream of new technologies, techniques and innovations which will require adequate investment in research and development activities.

Regular monitoring of developments and analysis of emerging issues will need development of indigenous institutional capacity to provide policy guidelines. A pragmatic approach based on ground realities rather than a dogmatic one is the need of the hour. Federal Minister for National Food and Security Syed Fakhar Imam said that the present government has already focused on livestock to ensure food security and alleviate poverty particularly from rural settings.

To this end, Pakistan has planned to improve animal genetic production potential through artificial insemination and to meet SPS requirements. We have approved national disease surveillance and control system and also piloting animal identification and traceability system on limited scale.

I am sure we will hit the target in due course of time and Pakistan will be one of those countries who are meeting the international requirements for export of animal products to high end markets as well. Furthermore, CEO Club Pakistan launched the ninth edition of “100 Best Performing CEOs and Companies of Pakistan 2020-2021” and distributed among the top CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Business Leaders and Women of Substance of Pakistan.

This event has already created waves in the business elite in Pakistan and is now being launched on a global level. The magnum event of the business world also streamed online to more than hundred countries and reached to the world by social media.

CEO Club Pakistan continuously strived hard to bring stature and prestige to Pakistani business bigwigs on the global landscape. It has contributed its share for mushrooming the book culture the country. It also provided networking platform for the attendees of the event.

The keynote speakers / guest of honour included Syed Fakhar Imam – Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Ms. Andleeb Abbas – Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Thomas Seiler – Charge’ D’ Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union, Asad Umer – Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives.

Omar Ayub Khan – Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Fawad Chaudhry – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sadiq Sanjrani – Chairman, Senate of Pakistan, Muhammad Tariq Malik – Chairman of NADRA, Ghazanfar Azam – President and CEO, Mobilink Microfinance Bank, Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat NI – Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), Jamshed Iqbal Cheema – SAPM on Food Security, Lt. Gen. Haroon Aslam – President, Khilari Foundation and Dr. Faisal Mushtaq – CEO, The Millennium Universal College, Fareena Mazhar – Federal Secretary, Board of Investment (BOI), Muhammad Azam Khan Swati – Federal Ministry for Railways, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives.

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