HAFIZABAD - Farmers protested against increase in prices of DAP fertilizer and called upon the government to decrease the rate for maximising wheat production.

Addressing a press conference, Kissan Board Pakistan Vice President Amanullah Chattha expressed grave concerns over increase in prices of the fertilizer from Rs2,400 to Rs3,000 which, he said, would badly affected wheat production. He said that the government has already enhanced the rate of high speed diesel up to Rs5.5 which has badly affected the tube well and tractor owners. “Growers are discouraged due to anti-farmers policy of the government,” he regretted. He appealed to the government to take effective steps to bring down the prices of diesel and fertilisers. Increase in prices would decrease wheat production, he warned.