ISLAMABAD: The representatives of farmers have called off their protest demonstration after a breakthrough was achieved in negotiations with the incumbent government.
This was announced by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Kissan Ittehad Chairman Khalid Butt while talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Tuesday evening.
The Interior Minister said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will announce a package for farmers next week to boost agriculture secter and benefit farmers’ communities across the country.
He further said that the Prime Minister has constituted a ministerial committee under the chair of the Interior Minister to resolve the issues being faced by farmers.
Rana Sanaullah said farmers’ grievances regarding electricity bills, especially fuel charge adjustment, have already been addressed.
Responding to a question regarding PTI Chief Imran Khan’s call to hold protest in Islamabad, Rana Sanaullah warned that the government is fully prepared to tackle the expected long march with the support of Islamabad and Sindh police as well as Rangers and the Frontier Corps.