Govt gives top priority to reduce cost of agriculture outputs: PM
Nawaz Sharif distributes cheques among the farmers in Lodhran and Sialkot.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government gives top priority to reduce cost of agriculture outputs.
He was addressing a function in connection with the cheques distribution among the small farmers under the Prime Minister's Kissan Package.
The Prime Minister said the government has announced Kissan Package worth 341 billion rupees unprecedented in the history of the country.
He said those who claimed love for the farmers have caused delay in the implementation of the package.
Prime Minister announced multiple development projects and grant of Rs250 million for Lodhran district. He also announced two degree colleges in Lodhran. He also announced to build two new flyovers and a new connecting road from Lodhran to Khanewal.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for agriculture and food security Sikandar Hayat Bosan said the government has initiated several schemes to facilitate the small farmers and boost agriculture out-put.
Earlier, the prime minister distributed cheque among the farmers.
Addressing a function at Sambrial near Sialkot on Friday to distribute cheques among farmers under Prime Minister's Kissan Package, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said a network of development projects being implemented in every part of the country is true reflection of new Pakistan.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister also inaugurated a facilitation centre for the purpose.
The Prime Minister said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, motorways, highways, airports and power projects to overcome energy crisis will put Pakistan on road to progress and prosperity.
He said a Motorway will be constructed from Sialkot to Lahore while work is already underway on Lahore-Karachi Motorway.
Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are also being linked through western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said a road is also being built from Pakistan to Jalalabad, which will be extended to Kabul through collaboration of Pakistan and Afghan governments.
The Prime Minister announced that the Government is fully committed to eliminate the menace of load-shedding during its current tenure. He said a number of projects have been launched to produce cheaper electricity through coal, hydel, wind and solar sources, as the government also wants to provide low cost electricity to industry, agriculture and domestic consumers.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the government decided to take the challenge of terrorism head on and the law and order situation in the country particularly Karachi is much better than before.
The Prime Minister stressing importance of exports, pointed out that Sialkot alone is earning foreign exchange worth two billion dollars and if all cities follow it, the foreign exchange earnings could reach one hundred billion dollars. He described Sialkot as pride of Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif said the Government announced a hefty 341 billion rupee package for farmers but some elements tried to create hurdles in its implementation.
Earlier, in his address of welcome, Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Kissan Package has nothing to do with politics, as it is exclusively meant for resolution of the problems faced by growers in the face of negative trends in the international market.