LAHORE  – The agriculture growth in Punjab has reduced to 1.73 percent from 5.3 percent during the last four years.

Pakistan Agri Forum Chairman Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal told APP on Sunday the reduction in agriculture growth in the province was a reslut of flawed planning and policies during the last four years.

He was of the view that policies of star farming, kitchen gardening and agriculture marketing were among causes of decline in the growth.

He criticised former agriculture officials for not properly guiding the Punjab chief minister and said nothing had been achieved practically in this regard.

He hoped that agriculture officials would now seriously work for bringing about improvement to the agriculture  sector after overcoming four-year shortcomings in policies.