LAHORE - Vice President Metro Group Anton Knijf met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif at CM's Secretariat here on Wednesday and discussed cooperation in agriculture sector and implementation of Star Farms Project. Provincial Minister for Agriculture Ahmed Ali Aulakh, Chairman CM Special Initiatives Entity Haroon Khawaja, Secretary Agriculture, Chief Executive Officers, Punjab Industrial Estates and PAMCO and Chief Executive Officer of Star Farms, Hans Peter were also present on the occasion. On this occasion, the CM said there was a vast scope of development of agriculture sector and increase in agri production in Punjab, but unfortunately no attention was paid towards this direction during the last 63 years. He said Metro Group had an important place at international level in food and agriculture sector, and it should cooperate with Punjab for the uplift of agriculture sector. He said the Group should guide Punjab government how and in how long a period of time it could be able to export argi products worth $ two billion. He observed that launching of Star Farms project in Punjab was a good beginning, which would not only eliminate the role of middleman, but would also result in more profit to the cultivators and availability of fresh vegetables to the consumers at cheaper rates. He mentioned that district Sargodha was known for its high production of Kino and the Punjab government was setting up an industrial estate in this area, while the Group should also cooperate in this project. He showed his desire to work with the Group for increasing agriculture production and uplifting of livestock sector. He was of the view that the strategy evolved for this purpose would be implemented expeditiously. Anton Knijf said the Punjab had a great potential for agriculture and livestock production and the Group would cooperate with Punjab for the uplift of these sectors. He mentioned that Star Farms project would yield far-reaching results and foods and vegetables would be available to the masses at cheaper rates. Chief Executive Officer Star Farms Hans Peter gave a detailed briefing to the meeting regarding Star Farms project.