Sohail Anwar Khan Sial, Provincial Minister for Agriculture, has urged the growers and rice millers to jointly work for value addition in rice. A high delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) under the leadership of Mahmood Moulvi, Chairman REAP, met Sohail Anwar Khan Sial at his office to discuss various issues.
During the meeting Members of Managing Committee Haji Abdul Rauf Chappal, Abdul Latif Piracha as well as members from Growers and Rice Millers were also present. During the meeting various suggestions and proposals for the betterment of rice trade have been discussed. Chairman REAP appreciated the efforts of the Minister for Agriculture to gather all the stakeholders of rice trade on the table and listening to their issues & problems and seek their solutions.
During the meeting, the Minister for Agricultural also agreed with REAP proposal for handing over of two Rice Research Institutes to REAP to run on Public Private Partnership basis. He assured REAP that Ministry of Agricultural will send his summary to Chief Minister Sindh for formal approval.
He hoped that in this way opportunity for employment will be generated as well as other development work will be improved in Sindh, besides resumption of the Research & Development work on rice which is stagnant since many years. Minister for Agriculture also urged the growers and rice millers to jointly work for value addition in rice and produce better quality rice, so that we can fetch more and more foreign exchange for our beloved country. The Minister appreciated the role of REAP towards the generation of valuable foreign exchange which is the back bone of our country’s economy.