TOBA TEK SINGH-The PML-N government always tried to ruin the agriculture sector through its wrong policies , said farmers leaders here on Sunday.
Addressing a press conference, Progressive Farmers Association President Abdul Razzaq said that it could not have disposed of millions of bags of wheat of last year wheat. And now it was reluctant to purchase the wheat from the growers in the current season, he added.
He claimed in a press conference on Sunday that due to uncertainty of weather condition the farmers had started wheat harvesting in mid of April as the Food Department had announced to start the wheat purchase from April 20 but it could not honour its commitment.
So, the farmers were forced to sell their produce to middle men at throwaway price of Rs 1,120 to Rs1150 per 40kg instead of government’s fixed price of Rs1,300 per 40kg.
14 Hurt In Fight On Divorce Issue
In fight between two families of Chak 350/GB Gatwali on divorce issue, 14 people including nine women were injured Saturday night.
The men and women of both families attacked each others with axes and sticks as a result 14 of members were injured. Rescue 1122 shifted the injured to DHQ Hospital.
Due to shortage of beds in the emergency ward, some patients were given first aid on the floor. Later, three of the seriously injured were referred to Faisalabad Allied Hospital.