Farmers demand sugarcane procurement at fixed prices

HAFIZABAD -The growers expressed resentment over the purchase of sugarcane by the mills owner at lower than the officially fixed prices. They urged the government to ensure the purchase of sugarcane at officially fixed rates to save them from financial losses.
Kisan Board President Amanullah Chattha said that the sugar mills owners are purchasing per maund sugarcane at Rs30 which is less than the price fixed by the government.
Meanwhile, he also expressed his concerns over the pitiable condition of Sooianwala-Hafizabad Road via Ramke Chatha, Marrh Bashi, Kalianwala, Qadirabad and Hafizabad-Head Sagar road via Chak Ghazi and Chak Kharl. He demanded the district administration take necessary steps for repair to these two roads in order to provide better transport facilities to thousands of villagers of these areas. He further said that the district administration had chalked out a plan for rehabilitation of different roads but these two roads were ignored. “There are deep potholes on the roads which cause a great difficulty for transporters who travel on the road for transportation of goods,” he said.
A special cell has been established in the Accounts Office Hafizabad for facilitating the retired government servants to get their pension and GP funds, District Accounts Officer Hanif Bhutta said.
He added in case of any difficulty in getting pensions and GP funds, the aggrieved persons should contact the incharge of the cell for prompt action. He advised staff of the cell to facilitate the retired government centres and resolve their problems concerning payment of pensions and GP funds without any waste of time.

Saaf Dehat programme kicks off

VEHARI – Cleanliness drive in 777 villages of Vehari district is successfully being carried out under the chief minister’s Clean Village Programme.
Special Secretary Health Usman Moazam and SP Special Branch Mr Sharif Zafar visited different areas including union councils 8, 9, 2, 75 and villages including 62/WB, 220/WB, 76/WB and 96/WB. They monitored the cleaning process in the areas.
Deputy Commissioner Ali Akber Bhatti briefed the officers about the cleanliness process in the district. He said that 50 percent work of the cleanliness programme has been completed, adding that data is uploaded on daily basis on digital monitoring dash board.
ADCR Khizar Hayat, AC Vehari Syed Asif Hussain Shah, AC Mailsi Abdul Ghafar, SNA Sheikh Khuram Saleem and DDLG Rashid Janjua were present on the occasion.

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