LAHORE - Federal State Minister for Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday said that the foreign aid should be utilised under government supervision, as it would help make its use more effective. She further said the country should not be fully dependent on foreign aid. She stated this while talking to newsmen after addressing a seminar held in connection with the World Alzheimers day here at Kind Edward Medical University (KEMU). She also stressed that agriculture sector is the backbone of the countrys economy and the government is taking several initiatives to uplift this sector. Responding to another question regarding sugar prices, she suggested that everybody should be realistic and the minimum support price of sugarcane would matter a lot as far as the sugar price was concerned. However, she refused to further comment on the issue stating that the matter was in the court. Earlier, while addressing the seminar, Hina Khar said the people of Pakistan had proved that they could drive the government to take decisions and actions according to their expectations. She said people and institutions should guide the government on the important issues being faced by the people and the society. The minister was chief guest in the seminar organised by Alzheimer Pakistan to commemorate the World Alzheimers day at Kind Edward Medical University (KEMU). Hina also promised that the government would provide maximum funds to curb the deadly disease Alzheimer. On this occasion, she announced herself as volunteer to Alzheimers Pakistan. Patron Alzheimers Pakistan, Prof Yasmin Raashid, Prof Humayon Maqsood, Prof Zafarullah Khan, President Alzheimers Pakistan briefed about the disease. Alzheimers Pakistan is a national NGO, which works for welfare of people suffering from dementia. Alzheimers disease is the common cause of Dementia (collective degenerative brain syndrome) that affects memory thinking, behaviour and emotion. The disease is increasing rapidly and according to world Alzheimer report more than 35 million people will have dementia in 2010 and worldwide, the economic cost of disease has been estimated US$315 billion. The speakers said that one million Pakistani are suffering from this disease and 95 per cent patients can be cured through better nursing. Pakistan because of its family system could better tackle this disease and they emphasised that we should take great care of our elderly.