ISLAMABAD - ‘US agrichemical company wants control over agriculture’
Chairman Agriforum Pakistan Ibrahim Mughal has clamed that the US agrichemical Company Monsanto has planning to get its control over Pakistan’s agriculture for setting up its monopoly. While talking to Online on Friday Ibrahim Mughal said that for the free economy it was necessary that Monsanto should not be allowed in Pakistan. He said that Monsanto was also working in neighboring India but it has brought no improvement in their agriculture sector then how it can increase our country’s cotton production. He explain that production increase in India has not been usage of BT cotton but other factors like increase in irrigated areas and reforms in agriculture sector have contributed to enhance production. He added that use of BT cotton varieties will not cause increase in production. Sources said that some high level bureaucrats in Punjab Province were meanvouring for giving US agrichemical Company exclusive right of marketing BT cotton but Punjab government has so far rejected this the plan of US Company which were demand to pay penalty if any other variety is cultivated.