Sindh locks horns with Centre over onion export ban

By: News Desk      Published: 04:33 PM, 24 Feb, 2020
Sindh locks horns with Centre over onion export ban

The Sindh government has locked horns with the Centre over federal government’s ban on exports of onions.

Sindh Agriculture Minister Ismail Rahu on Monday said that federal government’s decision was both anti-farmer and anti-agriculture. He said “The current yield of onion exceeds the national demand of the vegetable,” adding that exporting it would benefit the national exchequer.

The minister said “We demand the federal government to lift the ban on onion export.”

Rahu claimed that the government by importing tomatoes during the crisis last year harmed the farmers, adding that tomatoes were being sold for Rs20/kg after the imports from Iran.

Crisis is only “gift” govt gave to people

Lashing out at the PTI-led federal government, Sindh government’s spokesperson Murtaza Wahab criticized the prime minister, saying “Even today, Imran Khan considers himself as the opposition leader.”

Pointing out the poor economic situation of the government, he said “If the economy is running smoothly, the people get jobs,” adding there is hardly anyone who is satisfied with the government’s economic policies.

“The wrong economic policies have caused unemployment and inflation. Crisis after crisis is the only ‘gift’ this government has given to the people.”

Wahab said now we heard that the circular debt has snowballed into Rs1.9 trillion, asking Imran Khan, “Was it not you who claimed the good governance?”

The Sindh government spokesman said the real cause of tensions nowadays for the government is the Bilawal’s presence in Lahore.