Landowners ready to lease farmlands to foreigners

Two years ago, the Sarhad Chamber of Agriculture, NWFP, Pakistan was contacted by investors from the Gulf states through a letter showing interest in acquiring farmlands on lease under the corporate farming being introduced by the government.

Pakistan says committed to farmland deals

Pakistan will press ahead with plans to lease or sell farmland to foreign investors despite United Nations concern over such deals, arguing the land would otherwise lie fallow, Pakistan's foreign minister said.

Govt keen to lease out farmland to foreigners

The government of Pakistan is open to lease out its agricultural land to foreign bidders, Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Nazar Mohammad Gondal told the National Assembly on Wednesday.