Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Umer Dar accused the PML-N government of exploiting the farmers, saying that the community was in hot water due to flawed policies of the government.

He said that the farmers were the backbone of national economy, and the wrong and ineffective agricultural policies were resulting in the financial crisis due to which the farmers were being affected.

He stated this while addressing a provincial level Kisan Convention held at far-off village Rasulpur Bhallian, Sialkot. He said that the financial crisis was aggregating day by day, adding that the farmers were suffering great financial loss due to the failed government policies.

Dar expressed grave concern over the critical situation, and said that it should be an eye opener for everyone. He said that the farmers had been waiting incentives and subsidies for the last several years and the government was violating their rights, making it very hard for the growers to make both ends meet.

He said that the cost of production has increased manifolds, making the growers much perturbed in this regard. He said that only PTI had the development agenda which would bring economic prosperity for the growers. He said that Kisan Package announced by the government was nothing more than a lollypop for the famers ahead of the upcoming polls.

Low LNG pressure irks owners, customers: Low pressure of liquefied natural gas (LNG) irks filling stations’ owners as they are unable to entertain the customers due to the issue.

The government had recently ordered the restoration of LNG supply to the stations for 15 days in a month, as it had allowed the opening of 53 CNG stations in Gujranwala Region over submission of a fee of Rs1.5 million each.

The stations’ owners said that though the government had restored the gas supply to 53 stations but the gas pressure was very low due to which the owners and commuters had been suffering great ordeal.

As they remained unable to increase the gas pressure with the help of generators, they urged the government to look into the matters and resolve it.

Meanwhile, SNGPL Gujranwala region General Manager Tayyub Faisal said that efforts were underway to increase the LNG pressure following the complaints of the owners.

EDU PROJECT: The Punjab government is establishing 11 new colleges in Gujranwala Division under the Punjab CM’s Education Promotion Programme.

According to Director Colleges Gujranwala Division Ghulam Sarwar Sipra, the new colleges include Govt Girls Degree College Oora-Sialkot, Govt Girls Degree College Mundeyki Goraya-Daska, Govt Boys Degree College Chobara-Sialkot, Govt Girls Degree College Saidpur-Sialkot, Govt Girls Degree College Kanjror-Narowal, Govt Girls Degree College Kathiyala Sheikhaan-Mandi Bahaud Din, Govt Girls Degree College Hariyaan-Malikwal, Govt Boys Degree College Head Jaggu-Gujrat, Govt Girls Degree College Kot Hassan-Kassoki and Govt Girls Degree College East Hafizabad. These colleges would be established on 26 Kanals of land each.

Each of these colleges would have the same design, besides, having 12 classrooms, computer and science laboratories, admin blocks and playing grounds. He said that the PC-1 of these colleges had already been sent to the Punjab government for final approval. He said that the classes would start in these colleges in 2017 for providing quality higher education.