MULTAN - Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) on Friday said that anti-agriculture policies of the present government had completely ruined this sector besides burying the farmers alive. Talking to the journalists, KBP Vice President Khurshid Kanjoo and Secretary General Muhammad Ramzan Rohari said that agriculture played the role of backbone in national economy but the rulers destroyed this sector on order of IMF and World Bank. They said that the farmers were already highly worried on skyrocketing prices of agricultural inputs while imposition of three percent withholding tax on cotton ginning industry proved a drone attack on them. The owners of ginning factories have stopped purchasing cotton as a result of which its rate has witnessed a serious decline. The farmers are not getting even their production cost, they pointed out. They demanded the government to withdraw its decision regarding imposition of three percent withholding tax on cotton ginning industry, saying the farmer was already paying all kinds of taxes. They said that shortage of fertilizer and water had made the lives of growers miserable while new tax would further add to their miseries. They pointed out that fertilizer was not available in the market and the farmers were forced to purchase it from black market. They demanded of the government to immediately launch cotton procurement operation and direct Trading Corporation of Pakistan to lift cotton so that the market trend could be maintained. PPP workers blast Sana: The activists of PPP Human Rights Wing staged a protest against Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah here at Chowk Nawan Shehr on Friday. Holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands, a large number of protesters gathered at the Chowk under the leadership of Saleemur Rehman Mayo and carried out non-stop sloganeering against Rana Sana Ullah. Speaking on the occasion, Saleemur Rehman and others accused Rana Sana Ullah of delivering derogatory remarks against the PPP leadership. They added that the minister also hurt the sentiments of over 50 million Saraikis by opposing their long-standing demand for Saraiki Province. They said that PML-N exploited the rights of Saraiki region as it deprived the residents of this area during its 30 year rule. They said that the incumbent federal government allocated over Rs100 billion funds for South Punjab to end their deprivation. They said that opposition of Saraiki Province was tantamount to committing enmity with the people of South Punjab.