LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his the office here Friday.
During the meeting, various matters of mutual interest, including wheat procurement campaign, and the steps taken for overcoming damages caused to crops due to recent rains and hailstorm came under discussion.
The chief minister assured of giving relief to farmers to compensate for the damages caused to crops and added that the survey was being done to assess damages in the province. The Board of Revenue and PDMA had been issued instructions in this regard, he said.
He said that farmers would be compensated after the survey report and every possible step would be taken, he said.
He said that the government had complete sympathies with farmers and it was standing with them. The chief minister said that farmers would be given a full reward of their hard work during the wheat procurement campaign and every grain of wheat would be purchased from them.
He said that Rs 130 billion had been allocated during the current season for the purchase of wheat and wheat procurement target would be increased if needed. “I am with farmers and they will live an honorable life in the new Pakistan”, the chief minister concluded.
Asad Qaiser thanked the chief minister for initiating different steps, including survey for assessing damages of the farmers. The Punjab government had also made the best arrangements of wheat procurement and interests of farmers would be protected due to the steps taken by the Punjab government, he added.