The Anjuman-e-Kashtkaraan Punjab clarified that the farmers’ economic murder through the connivance of sugar mills owners with middlemen was not endurable.

The Anjuman’s Punjab chapter vice president said that the purchase of sugarcane at Rs130 per 40kg and tempering the measurement of the commodity were worse acts of cruelty by the sugar mills’ owners against the growers. The cruel acts would not be tolerated, added Ch Muhammad Yaseen.

For compensation, the big and small farmers should be issued permits on merit, demanded the vice president while talking to a delegation of farmers. He said that the farmers were faced with a lot of difficulties for getting permits as steps were not being taken for redressal of their grievances. He also demanded immediate increase in the rate of sugarcane and correct weight measurement besides compensation with the victims. He assured the delegation of making an all-out efforts to protect the farmers’ rights.

N PRAISES NPP VC: PML-N local spokesman Abdul Saboor said that the political role of Nation People’s Party Vice President Mir Fazal Elahi was of great importance at the national level.

He thanked the NPP leaders and activists for cooperating with the PML-N, saying that the vice president always raised voice for protection of public rights and national interest. He said that the NPP leader’s steps taken for peace and tranquillity, and cordial relations with the people of different schools of thought were praiseworthy. He added that the ample proof of his services and public-friendly vision was that political parties’ leaders and candidates hold consultation with the latter for contesting whether the general or local bodies elections.

PTA FOR RESTORATION OF HEADMASTER: The Punjab Teachers Association has demanded immediate restoration of a dismissed headmaster, saying that character-assassination of teachers would not be tolerated.

Addressing a meeting of the PTA members, the Association office-bearers detailed that because of dismissal of Headmaster Mohsin Raza, educational and administrative matters were being affected in the institution. PTA President Mian Rafiq Khalid, Secretary General Fazal Abbas and others said that all the members of the Association were united like a rock for the restoration of the fired headmaster.

They said that teachers are nation builders as they play a key role in making students productive citizens. They threatened that if the suspended headmaster was not immediately restored, they would be forced to take to the streets.