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Pakistan's farmers' body urges government to declare agriculture emergency
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Pakistan's farmers' body urges government to declare agriculture emergency

| @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2024, 10:59 am

Pakistan Kissan Ittehad, a body dedicated to farmers of the financially-hit South Asian nation, has urged the government to declare an agriculture emergency in the country, media reports said.

In a statement, Kissan Ittehad Chairman Khalid Hussain Bath demanded the restoration of the Rs1.8 trillion package announced by Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif for the farmers’ community, reported ARY News.

He said if the government failed to address the issues raised by the community then the body will begin its protest after the upcoming Eidul Fitr.

He said a sit-in demonstration will be held in Islamabad if needed.

Lamenting there was no clear government policy regarding the farming sector, he said farmers were buying urea for Rs6,000 per bag.

He said that his organisation could guide the government about the crops that could bring foreign exchange to the country.

Kissan Ittehad President Mian Umer was quoted as saying by ARY News that Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has not conducted a single meeting on the agriculture sector.

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