Pakistan can be food basket of region: LCCI chief.


LAHORE -- Chinese technological advancement and expertise can help Pakistan to serve as a food basket to this part of the world, said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh while talking to a six member delegation of China Pakistan Economic and Trade Council on Wednesday. Chairman CPETC Shafiq-ur-Rehman and President Chen Jianlu led the delegation. LCCI Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad, Executive Committee members Haji Asif Saher, Sheikh Sajjad Afzal, Fiaz Haider and Khalid Usman were also present.

Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that Pakistan has fertile land, all weathers and one of the best canal systems but unable to reap fruit from these blessings just because of lack of modern technologies. He said that China has transformed into an economic giant and has already playing a vital role to make Pakistan prosperous.

Transfer of technology would ensure speedy growth for Pakistan's industrial and agriculture sectors, he said, adding, the government to government collaboration well supported by the frequent interaction between private sectors...

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