ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 26th july,2016) : Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday called for devising short-term and long-term planing to enhance cotton production in the country. While presiding over a high level meeting to increase cotton production here, he said,"We have to achieve targets of cotton production set for this year." National and provincial officials and all stakeholders attended the meeting. The meeting discussed various proposals to enhance cotton production in future. Ahsan Iqbal said, this sector would not prosper without bringing about improvement in the cotton varieties. Terming cotton crop as backbone of the agriculture sector, he said, special attention was required for research in this vital sector.