On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the food security was a great challenge for Pakistan, which could even become a national security issue if timely measures were not taken to increase agricultural productivity in the country.
Addressing the Kisan Convention, which marked the launch of the government’s ‘Agriculture Transformation Plan’, the prime minister stressed that timely measures were inevitable to ensure the survival of the future generation.
“The country is faced with new challenges…The population size is growing fast. We need to prepare in advance as how to grow food for them during the next 10 to 15 years,” Imran said. “The nation which failed to grow food to suffice needs of its people, could not excel. It should be punished for slackness.”