After 18th Amendment provinces are empowered to fix crops’ price: Ch Parvez Elahi

MPAs raised issue of fixing wheat rate at Rs 2000 per maund before the Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi

Betterment of only our farmers not of Ukraine desired, what is the crime of Punjab farmer, your government has been formed on the farmers votes, Speaker Punjab Assembly

For prosperity of farmers matter of fixing wheat production price at Rs 2000 per maund be taken up in the cabinet, Speaker’s direction to the government

Lahore: 22-12-2020: Assembly session under chairmanship of Speaker Punjab Assembly started with recitation from Holy Quran and Naat Sharif here today (Tuesday).

During the Question Hour, questions pertaining to Irrigation Department were asked.

MPAs raised the issuwe of fixing wheat rate at Rs 2000 per maund before Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi. The MPAs questioned as to why the Punjab Government is not wheat rate at Rs 2000 per maund despite approval of the Assembly? On this the Speaker said that the farmer of Sindh is getting Rs 2000 per wheat rate, betterment of own farmers not of Ukraine farmers desired.

Ch Parvez Elahi said that what the crime of Punjab farmers, your government has formed on the farmers’ votes, electricity rates have been increased manifold, our farmer is victim of problems economically, everything is becoming difficult for the farmers, economic condition of the farmer is very bad. The Speaker said that after the 18th Amendment the provinces are empowered to fix crops production rate.

Issuing the direction to the government, Ch Parvez Elahi said that for ensuring prosperity of the farmers wheat production rate at Rs 2000 per maund be taken up in the cabinet. On this Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja assured the Speaker that keeping in view betterment and problems of the farmers, for fixing support price of wheat at Rs 2000 per maund in the light of the Special Committee recommendations unanimous approval of the House will be presented in the cabinet.

Afterwards MPA Tahir Khalil Sindhu pinpointed that your tenure of the government on the occasion of Christmas, the Christian community was paid salaries on December 10 but the present government has not released December salary so far. On this, Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi issued directions to Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja said that government employees of Christian community be paid salaries forthwith.

Talking about sanitation of Lahore, Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi said that sanitation system of Lahore be improved. The Law Minister said that your observation is absolutely right, on termination of agreement with the Turkish company, an agreement has been signed with the new company, after two days betterment of sanitation system will be visible.

Earlier Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi visited the residence of Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Mohammad Mazari and condoled demise of his grandfather Sardar Sherbaz Mazari and offered fateha for the departed soul.

On this occasion, he was accompanied by Secretary Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti and D. G. Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak. #

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