MULTAN - Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned that the country may face a serious food crisis if the decision to impose GST on agriculture is not withdrawn. Addressing the participants of a water supply and electricity scheme inauguration ceremony in Faridabad the other day, he suggested to the government to immediately alleviate GST from all agricultural inputs like fertilizer, pesticide and seed. He warned that the higher ratio of GST would leave very negative impact on crops, sparking the fear of a food crisis in the country in coming days. He said that we would have to promote agriculture sector if we wanted to put the country on path of progress and prosperity. A large portion of countrys population is linked with agriculture and well have to adopt solid steps to uplift this sector, he added. Quoting federal finance minister, he said that Abdul Hafeez Sheikh had accepted in his speech that the development of agriculture in the country was in negative. If this is true, the government should adopt serious steps forthwith to support this sector, he suggested.