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Pakistan Kissan Ittehad delegation calls on Ch Pervaiz Elahi

Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League senior central leader and Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has said that farmers are our brothers, we fully realize their problems and difficulties and we have always made effective and result-oriented effort for solving them.
He said while talking to a delegation headed by former District Nazim Lodharan Abdul Rahman Kanju who called on him here today. Delegation also included Pakistan Kissan Ittehad President Ch Muhammad Anwar, Kissan Ittehad Lodjharan President Rana Muhammad Amin Utera and General Secretary Zafar Iqbal Baati advocate among others.
Ch Parvez Elahi listened to the problems and demands of the delegation attentively and said that for economic development and prosperity of Pakistan, development of agriculture sector as well as farmer prosperity is essential. He said because, he as the Chief Minister had taken steps for giving more and more facilities and concessions to the farmers and fulfilled the promise to procure every grain of their crops. Recounting these, Ch Parvez Elahi said that ideal facilities were provided to farmers and small zamindars, twelve and half acres of agriculture land was exempted from tax, subsidy for tube wells was given, laser leveler were provided, provision of canal water till tail was ensured, effective steps were taken for crops insurance and curbing water theft, hundreds kilometers long water courses were constructed and veterinary hospitals were set up at the Union Council level, renovation and expansion of big barrages including Taunsa and construction of Farm to Market Roads in the rural areas of the province. He maintained that as a result of all these measures, agricultural production had increased substantially and besides the rural population, the province on the whole also became prosperous.
Earlier, members of the delegation apprised the Deputy Prime Minister about their problems including agricultural medicines, electricity rates for agricultural tube wells, procurement of ‘phutti’ and fertilizers and demanded subsidy on electricity and diesel rates.

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