SWABI: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said on Sunday that a lucrative package would be announced by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government for the country’s farmers in the upcoming federal budget.
Talking to mediapersons here, he said that the government had been giving great importance to the farmers as they could enhance production if their genuine demands were fulfilled. He said that due status would be given to the farmers and package would be only for the true peasants.
Answering a question, he said that the previous governments had failed to give due importance to the agriculture sector.
NA speaker says govt giving importance to agriculture sector
The NA speaker said that a package would also be announced for the youth who were the future builders of the country.
He added that Prime Minister Imran Khan had already announced establishment of a separate ministry for poverty alleviation.
“The ministry would give special importance to the females to free them from the clutches of poverty,” he said.
Mr Qaiser said that the government had presently focused its attention on strengthening the country’s economy which was a prerequisite for prosperity. He said that the government had already taken steps for boosting the country’s economy.
YASIR’S FATHER OVERJOYED: Syed Khaki Shah, father of spin wizard Yasir Shah, has said that his son is the first personality of Swabi district to get Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Talking to Dawn on Sunday, Khaki Shah said as Yasir was in the UAE in connection with five-match One Day International Series against Australia, he received the award conferred on him by Governor Shah Farman, on behalf of President Arif Alvi.
“There was no limit of my joy when I was receiving the award on behalf of my son. It was really great honour for me and my family and the credit goes to Yasir Shah who enabled us to have such dignity and honour,” said Khaki Shah.
He added that his son had worked very hard, built up his cricket career with unabated struggle and practice and finally got the award. Yasir Shah, a resident of Sairi village of Swabi, was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in acknowledgment of his extraordinary performance in the field of cricket in a short span of time. Yasir is the second bowler in the cricket world to take fastest 100 wickets and the fastest to complete 200 wickets haul.
PEACE WALK: Speakers at the end of a peace walk said that people from all walks of life should play their role in eradication of drugs from the society.
The walk against drug menace was held in Yar Hussain by members of the civil society and local jirga.
They said that if society made joint efforts the sale and use of drugs could be easily controlled.
Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2019