ISLAMABAD, June 13: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has demanded immediate withdrawal of all the new taxes agriculture inputs and restore subsidies for the key economic sector.
Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad led by its President Khalid Mahmood Khokhar at Zardari House Islamabad, PPP Chairman accused Nawaz Sharif government of guillotining agriculture economy in a bid to unleash unemployment and to poverty among the majority of Pakistanis who livelihood is connect to farming.
The Kissat Ittehad delegation complained to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that Nawaz government has let loose reign of terror against the farmers and had killed two farmers during protests in Islamabad recently. “Nawaz regime has targeted farmers’ protests with brutal force and torture it never applied even against sectarian and extremist forces,” they further complained.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP will never leave the farmers in lurch and all its political power will be used to regain the lost rights of the agriculture communities. “Nawaz government won’t be allowed to snatch the natural livelihood of poor and toiling peasants,” he added.
PPP Chairman also directed the Leaders of Opposition in the Senate and the National Assembly to raise full voice for the farmers in the Parliament and resist its anti-agriculture policies on the floor of the House.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also assured the Kissan Ittehad that PPP was here to protect all the legitimate rights of the farming community. He said that the PPP Manifesto for 2018 General Election will take full care of agriculture sector and segments of society connected economically to it.