ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (APP): Minister for Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said that the criticism by PTI Chairman Imran Khan of the
Prime Minister’s `Kissan Package’ was proof of his ignorance about
the problems being faced by farmers.
The minister, in a statement, said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman should avoid levelling baseless allegations against the `Kissan Package” without knowing about
the farmers’ basic issues and the crops cultivation season.He asked had Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif not announced the package, how would the farmers cultivate `Rabi’ crops, including wheat – the important ingredient of
the two-time meals of everybody.Why was Imran Khan creating hurdles in providing two-time meal to people? he questioned.
He said the government announced the `Kissan Package’ for
the prosperity of the people while Imran Khan was seeing it
through the lens of local government elections.
The Kissan Package, he said, was also for the farmers of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the LG polls had already been held.
The PTI government had miserably failed to take concrete
measures for providing relief to the farmers in KP, he added.
He said the Prime Minister believed in serving the people
and did not pursue the ‘politics of allegations’ like that of
Imran Khan.
He said the Kissan Package ensured immense benefits to
the farmers, including timely cultivation of Rabi crops and
compensation for the losses occurred due to price reduction
in international market.
He said the package not only provide financial assistance
to the farmers but would also be beneficial for them due
low prices of fertilizers during the Kharif season.
He said Kissan Package was linked with the prosperity of
farmers and that of the country, and not with the LG elections.
It empowered the people and made the country prosperous.
He said by ensuring prompt relief and compensation to
the earthquake-hit areas, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had
proved his sincerity in serving the people.
He reminded that the earthquake-hit people of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa and other areas might become victims of severe weather
in the absence of the provision of timely and prompt relief to them.
He said the Prime Minister used to take
prompt measures for resolving the issues of people whereas Imran
Khan might take belated steps. Imran tried to cure patients
even they expired.
He asked Imran Khan to acquaint himself about the real issues
of farmers before criticizing the Kissan Package.
Imran Khan should better remove hurdles in implementing the
Package in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as he was not serving the farmers by
keeping them poor and pauper, he added.