Punjab Caretaker Minister for Livestock, Labour, Human Resource and Transport Mian Nauman Kabir has said that short-term but concrete measures are being taken to surmount the major issues to ensure sustainable growth of livestock, human resource and transport sectors.
While speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, he asked the private sector to shift its focus towards livestock sector and human resource development. He said that little attention towards public-private partnership could yield miraculous results. He said that appetite for Pakistani meat is strong both in domestic and export markets.
He said that skilled labour and human resources are precious assets of the country. He said that measures are well on the way to resolve the issues of labour so that it could play fundamental role in industrial growth. He said that more opportunities would also help tackle the issue of brain-drain.
The minister said that goods transport system always play an important role in boosting of trade and economic activities therefore special attention is being given to this sector. While calling for feedback and suggestion, Mian Nauman Kabir said that the Lahore Chamber is working as think tank.
LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid said that around 15 percent milk, produced in the country, is wasted in transportation requiring instant remedies. More chillers on farmlands need to be established, these can operate through joint ownership of farmers, he said. The chillers should be operated on no-profit-no-loss basis through interest free loan from the state, returnable in five years time.