40 percent population in Pakistan is malnourished: Minister
Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan's Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam said 40 percent of the country's population is malnourished.
The minister urged agricultural scientists of the country to make integrated efforts to minimise losses of farmers in terms of pest attacks and diseases.
The researchers should come up with viable solutions to address the problems of the farming community and increase productivity in order to ensure food security, Syed Fakhar Imam said while addressing the inaugural session of 7th Phytopathological Conference.
He said China is becoming the largest economy, and we should learn how the east Asian country made such a tremendous development.
Interestingly, China and Pakistan are all-weather ally.