Farmers call off Islamabad protest

Kissan Ittehad Tuesday called off their protest after successful negotiations with the federal government led by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.

Kissan Ittehad Chairman Khalid Batth said sit-in representatives held talks with the federal government, particularly Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

He said the premier directed the relevant ministries to resolve the matter regarding fuel charge adjustment (FCA).

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Sanaullah said that the farmers were seeking relief in power bills, particularly deferred payment of power bills.

Pertinent to note that electricity bills had already been deferred on account of floods, farmers will also be provided relief from FCA.

“Prime Minister Shehbaz will soon announce a relief package specifically for farmers,” Interior Minister added.

Also, a high-powered committee comprising three federal ministers including Sanaullah has been constituted to address the issue of farmers specifically.

Rana termed protesting farmers as ‘guests’ while the upcoming protest by Imran Khan was anarchic.