Parliamentarians calls for paying heed to agriculture
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Rao Muhammad Ajmal said today Pakistan is spending Rs150 billion on wheat import and things would spin out of control if a compressive strategy to cope with the crisis is not devised.
The issue of power cuts in rural areas was too raised during the session of the lower house of the parliament that met with speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf in the chair.
The parliamentarians also raised the demand for addressing the issue of urea shortage and exorbitant prices of agricultural inputs.
MNA Afzal said if attention is not paid to the sector, the farmer will die. He stressed that gram growers should be provided with special relief.
Speaker Pervez Ashraf congratulated the new federal cabinet members and expressed hope that they would give their due input during the house proceedings.
Abdul Akbar of Jamaat-e-Islami demanded the government make efforts for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. He stressed the need for raising the issue at all the forums and hoped the speaker will give a ruling on the matter.
Sheikh Rohail said people elected them to power to get their problems fixed so the public reps must be dutiful. Ali Gohar Baloch said the former PM has been pursuing provocative politics to create anarchy in the country.
Shagufta Jamani called for following Islamic teachings in letter and spirit. The speaker put off the session till tomorrow.