Govt wants to promote solarisation to facilitate farmers, says PM Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is paying attention towards the promotion of solarization across the country to facilitate farmers.
The prime minister expressed these views while talking to a delegation of farmers, which called on him on Tuesday.
The prime minister said that the agriculture sector can include Pakistan amongst the developed countries. He said that industrialisation is of vital importance for wealth creation, which will lead to the country’s development.
He said that the latest technology will be introduced for the farmers with the help of China. The premier said that he has no business and personal interests except to work hard for developing Pakistan. He said that he struggled to get rid of the corruption of the rulers who used to steal and transfer public funds abroad after coming into power.
Khan said that the sugar mafia used to fix higher prices of sugar, besides seizing the rights of farmers by not issuing their full payments. He continued that the sugar mills association had threatened the authorities over an investigation of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). They threatened to vanish sugar from the markets if a probe has launched against them, said Khan.
He admitted that a war is underway against the sugar mafia and the government will win. The premier said that the federal government resisted the sugar mafia by making amendments to the law. He added that farmers were given the actual price of sugarcane from the sugar mills through the law which bears fruit within one year. He continued that the country witnessed an increase in national crop productivity.
Commenting over technology innovations, Imran Khan said that the federal government is working on plans to provide easy access to modern technology to farmers to increase agriculture production. He added that steps are also being taken for urea as the country will get urea from China. Khan said that the country will get assistance from China for the agriculture sector as it has been included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He added that decisions are also being taken for bringing improvement in the industrial sector to enable them to increase profits. However, he clarified that the industries are allowed to increase their profit but not to become mafias. He asked industries to pay taxes and invest in nationals. PM Khan vowed that he will continue meeting farmers in other cities as well.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called Sunday’s deadly truck attack a “condemnable act of terrorism,” and said Islamophobia “needs to be countered holistically by the international community.”
In a tweet on Tuesday, the prime minister said this condemnable act of terrorism reveals the growing Islamophobia in Western countries.
“Saddened to learn of the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in Ontario. This condemnable act of terrorism reveals the growing Islamophobia in Western countries. Islamophobia needs to be countered holistically by the international community,” he tweeted.
With news spreading of the horrific ramming deaths of four Muslim family members in Canada, the chorus of condemnation has grown stronger. A similar sentiment was expressed by Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari.
She called the suspected perpetrator of the attack a “Canadian terrorist” and said xenophobic hatred is “becoming endemic across the globe.”
“Canadian terrorist murders Muslim family by ramming truck into them in London, Ontario. Condemnable. Sad how intolerance and hate for “the other” is becoming endemic across the globe,” she tweeted.
The truck-ramming attack claimed the lives of four members of a Canadian Muslim family. The victims were identified as a 46-year-old man, his 74-year-old mother, 44-year-old wife, and their 15-year-old daughter. Their nine-year-old son survived the attack and is in the hospital with serious injuries. The victims immigrated to Canada from Pakistan 14 years ago.
A 20-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. He didn’t have any obvious links to the targeted people and apparently attacked them because he hates Muslims, the police said.
The assault was widely condemned by leaders of the Muslim community and other public figures in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “horrified” by the news and expressed support to those “who were terrorized by [the] act of hatred.” – TLTP