Lahore, September 26, 2020 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that rights of sugarcane growers will be safeguarded. On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister payments of more than Rs 175 billion have been disbursed to sugarcane farmers and the sugar mills will be bound to make timely payments to growers. An amount of Rs. 24 crore has been paid to sugarcane growers during last one week. Usman Buzdar said that sugarcane farmer protested on the rods in the past but did not get the reward of his hard work.
He further maintained that farmers were badly exploited in the previous tenure. The powerful mafia made the sugarcane famer hostage. The PTI government has protected the rights to the farmers. The CM maintained that in the next season the farmers will reap the reward of their hard work. Farmers’ rights have been protected in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well. No one will be allowed to exploit the farmers. The PTI government is truly a farmer friendly government, Usman Buzdar added.
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