Protesting farmers, government reach agreement; cases against farmers to be withdrawn

04 Jun, 2015 6:03 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The protesting farmers and government reached an agreement here on Thursday.

Under the agreement, cases against the farmers will be withdrawn.

Meanwhile, the government has announced to achieve the purchase target of four million tons of wheat.

Earlier, the farmers staged a sit-in and blocked Multan Road against an increase in the power rates, unavailability of gunny bags and government’s alleged anti-farmers policies.

The protesters led by Pakistan Kissan Ittehad president Rana Tariq Ashfaq marched towards the Minar-e-Pakistan to hold a meeting, but the police stopped them.

Later, they blocked the road, causing a severe traffic jam in the area.

DIG Haider Ashraf and Motorway officials held talks with the farmers’ leaders, shifted the sit-in to a nearby factory and restored traffic.

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