According to Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif, the federal government is going to unveil a “historic kissan package” next week for the development of the agriculture sector. After the announcement, Kissan Ittihad ended a week-long protest in Islamabad.
Shehbaz Sharif met with various delegations of farmers separately in Islamabad to resolve the problems they are facing. Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Food Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema, Member Provincial Assembly Punjab Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, and relevant senior government officials also participated in the meetings along with PM Shahbaz Sharif.
While talking to delegations, the Prime Minister said that he always protected the interests of farmers as agriculture is the backbone of the country’s economy. However, PM announced the historic Kisan Package at the Kisan Conference that is going to be held next week.
Shahbaz Sharif has directed the Committee of Ministers to submit workable recommendations in collaboration with farmers’ representatives. He has also shown great support and determination to provide all possible relief for the agriculture sector.
Rana Sanaullah said that the Prime Minister has formed a committee consisting of 3 members to resolve issues of farmers. He further said that the demands of the farmers regarding the fuel adjustment charges and postponing the payment of the current electricity bills have been accepted.