Crisis intensifies; Peasant agitation in Pakistan too

Islamabad: Pakistani farmers are preparing for an agitation against the crisis facing the country’s agricultural sector. Khalid Mahmood, chairman of Kisan Etihad, said the plan was to march to the capital Islamabad to highlight the crisis, including the financial crisis. The march will start from Multan on February 14th.

Rallies from different parts of the country will convene in Multan. From here it will move to Lahore and the capital Islamabad. It will reach the capital by the end of February. Shortages of fertilizers and pesticides and the economic crisis are gripping Pakistani farmers.

Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly, saying “there is no government in the country.” Urea is not available. After sugar and gas, urea now has to be bought at a higher price.

The Opposition wants those in power to find a solution and try to bring the goods to the farmers at a lower cost. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, is also planning to organize a march by the end of February.

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