Punjab Agriculture Secretary Asad Rehman Gillani has said that the agricultural scientists should expedite their collaborated efforts to increase per acre production and ensure food security as the sector is directly linked to poverty alleviation.

He along with Akhuwat Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib and UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan visited the UAF nutrition and food exhibition, agriculture expo and fancy birds show which are the part of ongoing spring festival celebrations. He said that Faisalabad has a prominent position in the field of agricultural sciences. He said that adoption of modern trends in agriculture profitable is a prerequisite for the development of the country and ensure the food for the ever-increasing population. He said that UAF spring festival had provided an opportunity for farmers, locals, policy makers and other stakeholders to sit together so that they can formulate strategies for solving the problems facing agriculture. He said that the agricultural scientists of this city have given immense contributions for the development of agriculture and said that he expects their enhanced role in tackling the challenges facing agriculture. He lauded the initiates of UAF for the development of the agriculture sector, UAF landscaping, and home gardening project.