Services to farmers top priority of the federal govt: Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged for provision of maximum facilities to the small farmers under the federal government’s agriculture policy.
The premier gave the statement while chairing a high-level meeting to review steps being taken for facilitating farmers and agriculture production.
The meeting was attended by federal minister for food, power minister, commerce adviser, NA legislator Asad Umar, special assistant Nadeem Babar, Firdous Ashiq Awan and others.
“Agriculture policy is designed for providing facilities primarily to small farmers which will increase our agriculture production. The policy will bring betterment in economic situation besides playing its role for alleviating poverty in the country.”
PM Imran Khan urged concerned ministries to ensure achieving targets in the agriculture sectors and instructed to enhance coordination among all provinces.
Meanwhile, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan where they exchanged views on the current political scenario and parliamentary affairs.
During the meeting, Asad Qaiser briefed the premier over the status of parliamentary diplomacy on Kashmir dispute and the effective role of the parliament in lawmaking. He also apprised him regarding the contacts with the opposition leadership.
Qaiser said that the government officials are in talks with the opposition members. He added that the government is making all-out efforts to resolve the issues through dialogues as the country cannot bear the outcomes of any political disturbance.
“We have sent a clear message to the opposition that the government will not make any compromise over law and order situation,” PM Imran Khan told.
PM Imran Khan expressed his satisfaction over the contacts with the opposition leaders. He also praised the parliamentary role of the Speaker NA Asad Qaiser.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken action on the misconduct of ASF official with passengers at new Islamabad airport.
PM Khan ordered to suspend the concerned officers for their misconduct. PM directed to suspend duty terminal manager Zahir and Malik Akram and ordered strict disciplinary action against officers for mishandling the incident.
PM also ordered to suspend station manager PIA and his team in order to conduct disciplinary action.
Board of Inquiry has been constituted under Pakistan Army Act 1952 to investigate and take action against ASF officials within 10 days.
CAA, PIA and ASF have been directed to comply with instructions of PM Imran khan. – NNI

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