MIRPURKHAS - Sindh Chamber of Agriculture district president Mir Haji Zafarullah Talpur has demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take immediate notice of depriving the growers and landlords from the subsidised tractors under a recently announced policy. The provincial government has claimed to provide 1,200 subsidised tractors to growers through Sindh Bank.

Addressing a meeting here on Sunday, he said that about a week back a delegation of the Mirpurkhas growers led by Mian Saleem met with the secretary agriculture. The secretary agriculture told the government had planned to give 1,200 subsidised tractors to growers through Sindh Bank and for this purpose an advertisement was also published in a Sindhi newspaper.

The secretary agriculture claimed that forms would be available at all branches of Sindh Bank, but the bank authorities denied of having any such forms, saying that the subsidised tractors had already been distributed. He lamented that the deserving growers have not been provided subsidised tractors.  He termed the move as a deep conspiracy against the small growers and said it seemed there are some bank officials and tractor dealers involved in this corruption. He appealed to the higher authorities concerned to launch impartial inquiry into the matter and bring the culprits to book.