OKARA - The Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Union ended its 17-hour long sit-in after acceptance of their demands here late on Friday night.
According to details, a government delegation led by MNA Khurram Wattoo, held talks with office-bearers of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Union and assured them of acceptance of their demands after which the farmers ended their 17-hour long sit-in.
Khurram Wattoo informed the farmers ' body that a notification in this regard would be issued on Wednesday after approval from the federal cabinet.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Union (PKIU) President Chaudhry Anwar said that the farmers would march towards Islamabad if the notification was not issued.
Earlier, the PKIU staged a sit-in near Okara Bypass on Friday after failure of talks with the federal government on electricity overbilling.
The sit-in, which lasted for 17 hours, caused huge traffic jam on both sides of Okara Bypass on GT Road. People trapped in the traffic jam and faced great hardships.
The protesters also blocked railway track by placing container on it as a result several trains, including Tezgam, Business Express and Jaffar Express, were sent back to Lahore while Khyber Mail was returned to Karachi.
The protesters while talking to media said that they informed Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf about the overbilling upon which the PM formed a committee comprising Federal Ministers Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo and Khursheed Shah to look into the matter. They blamed that the committee did nothing in this regard.