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Pakistan: Farmers block road to demonstrate against urea, water crisis
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Pakistan: Farmers block road to demonstrate against urea, water crisis

| @indiablooms | 17 Jan 2022, 05:01 pm

Punjab, Pakistan: Several farmers, who originate from Bhong, Rahimabad and Nawazabad areas, participated in a rally against the fertiliser crisis, unavailability of irrigation water and the ‘precarious’ law and order in Sadiqabad tehsil, some 35 km from here, on Saturday, media reports said.

The rally, led by Pakistan People’s Party MPA Mumtaz Ali Chang reached Taj Chowk on Bypass Road at noon where the participants blocked the national highway and staged a sit-in, reports The Dawn.

MPA Mumtaz Chang, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) district president Sardar Habibur Rehman Gopang and Kissan Board general secretary Shahid Iqbal Terhaili spoke to the farmers during the protest.

They strongly criticised the tehsil and district administration for not addressing the shortage and black marketing of urea. 

They alleged that Assistant Commissioner Kalim Yousuf and the assistant director (agriculture) had totally failed to overcome the fertiliser crisis.

The speakers also stated that there was  unavailability of irrigation water in canals which would affect wheat crop.

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