MARDAN: Anjuman-i-Kashtkaraan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has demanded of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government to fix suitable price of sugar cane crop as its season will start in the next few days.

After a meeting of Anjuman-i-Kashtkaraan held here on Wednesday at the hujra (guesthouse) of Noshad Ali Khan in Katlang locality, its president Niamat Shah Roghani said that majority of sugar cane farmers belonged to the lower middle class and they needed to get a suitable price for their crop.

He said that the Sugar Mills, Mardan, and Sugar Mills, Khazana, were functional owing to the hard work of the local farmers. He said that the area was also producing the best quality Gur.

Mr Roghani urged the relevant authorities to give concession to the sugar mills’ owners in taxes so that they would be able to offer good price to the farmers for buying their sugar cane crop.

ELECTROCUTED: Two persons were electrocuted in separate incidents here on Wednesday.

Rescue officials and local people said that one Ihsan Jan, 35, was electrocuted while repairing a generator at his home in Sharifabad locality.

They said that Mr Jan died on the spot.

Another man identified as Shabir Ahmad of Gari Kapora area was also allegedly electrocuted at his home.

Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2019

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