ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that government wants to introduce latest technology to improve service delivery and efficiency in the government departments.

The Prime Minister was talking to Federal Ministers and Parliamentarians who called on him separately at Prime Minister’s House Wednesday.

The Prime Minister said that introduction of new technology in agriculture sector, the use of good quality seeds and fertilizers would help increase food production which is critical to achieve the objective of food security in the country. It would also help the country in being self-sufficient in staple food, said the Prime Minister.

Mir Israrullah Zehri, Minister for National Food Security and Research apprised the Prime Minister about various projects undertaken by his Ministry.

The Prime Minister urged Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali to ensure provision of latest laboratories to schools for facilitation of imparting basic scientific education to the students. He directed the Minister to prioritize schools in Balochistan and Sindh while distributing funds and equipment.

The Prime Minister urged the Parliamentarians to keep in touch with their constituents and address their problems.

While talking about flood-affected areas, the Prime Minister said that he had ordered National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Highways Authority (NHA) to work in coordination with provincial governments for the early rehabilitation of the flood affectees and reconstruction of damaged road infrastructure in flood hit areas.

Talking to Barrister Sultan Mahmood, former Prime Minister AJ&K, the Prime Minister reiterated the commitment of the government of Pakistan to continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to the cause of Kashmir.

Barrister Sultan Mahmood thanked the Prime Minister for the support of government and people of Pakistan.

The Parliamentarians who met the Prime Minister included Tariq Shabbir MNA, Tariq Bajwa MNA, Jamshed Dasti MNA, Khanzada Khan MNA and Khalil Ahmad, Ambassador at Large.