Fawad felicitates Punjab govt, farmers on ‘record’ wheat production

Expresses surprise over ex-envoys’ letter to PM Khan

By: News Desk      Published: 12:11 PM, 12 May, 2021
Envoys letter
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Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday congratulated the Punjab government as well farmers on the ‘unprecedented’ production of 20 million metric tonnes of wheat this year, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a tweet, he said the ‘historic achievement' injected Rs1,100 billion into the agricultural economy, and that, too, during the times of pandemic. 

The minister said from this could be gauged the potential the country’s agriculture sector had.

Government stands by Pak immigrants

In another tweet, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, while referring to the letter written by some retired Pakistani envoys to Prime Minister Imran Khan over his admonishing of serving diplomats for failing to look after the rights of Pakistanis living abroad, said he was surprised at their move, and made it clear to them that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government stood by overseas Pakistanis, particularly the working class. 

Urging bureaucrats to change their behaviour, Fawad said their treatment of ordinary people was by no means worth-appreciating. “This is a common complaint against bureaucrats, and of course Pakistani ambassadors are no exception.

Acknowledging that there were many staffers in Pakistan embassies who were doing a great job, the minister, however, made it clear that books could be written on the kind of treatment meted out to Pakistani expatriates in the past. “The credit goes to Prime Minister Imran Khan for feeling the pain of workers and labourers working abroad, and now Pakistani envoys are responsible for their behavior towards them and other segments of overseas Pakistanis,” he added.

Reporter Zeeshan Bhatti