MULTAN - The Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) on Tuesday presented an 11-point demand list to the government, warning that if the demands were not accepted, the KBP workers will launch a three-day sit-in programme in Islamabad between November 13 and 15.

Addressing a meeting of the KBP office-bearers to finalize arrangements for the sit-in, KBP South Punjab President Malik Fayyazul Hassan Bhutta asked the government to offer flat rate for the tube-well consumers across the country on pattern of Balochistan, fix sugarcane rate at Rs280 per 40-kg, give CPR the status of cheque, ask fertilizer companies to print rate on the bags and abolish GST from agricultural inputs. He further demanded the government to supply tax free diesel for agriculture, fix cotton rate at Rs4,000 per 40 kg and Basmati Rice Rs2,000, computerise land record, construct new dams and give ownership rights to the tenants of state lands. They warned that the farmers would take to the roads if the demands were not accepted.