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Mr. Khalid Mehboob elected as Independent Chairperson of the FAO Council

(Islamabad, 13th July, 2017)….. Pakistan has participated in FAO Council Chairmanship seat at Rome and due to the personal presence of Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister MNFS&R won these lauzals by a significant margin. The other countries for this slot were Slovakia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Albania and Bosnia. From Pakistan a scientist, Khalid Mehboob was nominated.

The Federal Minister lauded that Mr. Mehboob’s rich experience of over 40 years working at senior positions in FAO and then as Pakistan’s Alternate delegate to FAO, WFP and IFAD, enabled him to seek consensus among all stakeholders and establish effective coordination among the Rome based agencies, which is of great importance for attainment of the goals of FAO.  

It is to be said that due to tireless efforts of Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister MNFS&R, this success was made possible to uplift the agriculture development in Pakistan.

Farmers association has acknowledged the services of the Federal Minister and also congratulated him to won this slot. They hoped that this opportunity will be beneficial for Pakistan for the period serving as Chairman FAO Council at Rome.

(Maqbool Shahbaz)
Director (PR&P) PARC
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