LAHORE (APP): The Association of Non-Resident Pakistanis (NRPs) from America held a meeting at the Governor’s House to discuss ways with the aim to bring development in the agriculture sector in Punjab.
Representatives of the USAID, and other organizations including representatives of NRP Pakistan and America participated in the discussion.
Later, the participants also called on Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman and informed him about the aims and objectives of NRP.
Governor Punjab appreciated the efforts of overseas Pakistanis for the development of the agriculture sector.
Addressing the participants, Managing Director (MD) NRP Pakistan Muhammad Lutfullah Bhalli welcomed the participants and said that Overseas Pakistanis are always striving to do something better for their homeland, and with this initiative of NRP, an agricultural revolution can be brought in Pakistan.
Shahab Qarni, founder of NRP, while addressing the meeting via video link said that he has brought together stakeholders from Europe and North America, for the development of the agriculture sector on modern lines in Pakistan. Farhan Nasir, Director of Transformation and Head of Operations for Agrarian Reform, NRP America, told the participants how NRP aims to develop an agriculture sector in Pakistan through fintech, i.e. financial and technical assistance, through agrarian reforms.
Vice Chancellor (VC) Agriculture University Faisalabad, Professor Dr. Iqar Ahmed Khan informed the audience about the green revolution and emphasized that work is needed to produce better seeds in Pakistan. He expressed hope that with the help of new technology, there will be further improvement in the agriculture sector in the country.
DG Agriculture Anjum Buttar informed the participants about the challenges faced by the agriculture sector. CEO American Furs, Yasir Buttar, participated in the conference through an online link, and emphasized that innovation and the use of modern technologies can achieve better results in agriculture and other allied fields like cattle farming.
Speaking on the occasion, USAID’s Lead for Private Sector, Kanwal Bukhari, said that USAID will provide all possible support in NRP projects.

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