The Prime Minister announced record-high wheat production in the country, attributing it to the government’s timely decisions and good governance, and emphasized the need for strict action against hoarders to ensure an uninterrupted wheat supply.
A leader from PML-N has highlighted the significance of holding accountable those who harm the country and called for a collaborative approach to determine the date of elections with allies. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced that he would soon share the good news about the relief package to reduce public difficulties.
A consultative meeting was held by the Muslim League (N) party in Lahore’s Kahna, in which party leader Nawaz Sharif participated via video link. The meeting was attended by the Muslim League (N) President and Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, along with other senior leaders, where they discussed the political, and economic situation and other important issues of Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif expressed that negotiations should be for the betterment of the country and its people, rather than being a tool for personal interest. He emphasized taking immediate steps to solve people’s problems and reducing inflation, creating policies for public relief before the elections. He urged all political parties of Pakistan to play their role for the betterment of the country and nation. Sharif stated that they worked hard day and night to take the country on the path of development, which was destroyed by the enemies of the country in the last three and a half years. He urged everyone to focus on the country and the nation, rather than individual interests.
In the meeting, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced that he would soon share the good news about the relief package to reduce public difficulties. The Prime Minister also announced that he had decided on the same day with the allies regarding the date of elections and other matters. He stressed that they are working with their allies for the betterment and development of the country.
According to sources, Nawaz Sharif rejected the demand to hold general elections only in Punjab on May 14th. He emphasized that the date of elections and other matters should be decided together with the allies on the same day. Moreover, he rejected Tehreek-e-Insaf’s demand for the dissolution of the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies of Balochistan and Sindh in May.
During the meeting, consultations were held on the issue of PTI’s return to the assemblies and the restoration of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments. Ishaq Dar briefed PTI’s conditions, and Maryam Nawaz took an aggressive stand regarding negotiations with Imran Khan’s party.
Apart from this, a review meeting was held on wheat procurement at the government level, chaired by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the record production of 27.5 million metric tons of wheat in the country, the highest in the last ten years. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for strict action against hoarders.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister announced that the government’s uninterrupted supply of quality seeds, fertilizers, farmers’ packages, and timely decisions, made it possible to achieve excellent production of wheat. Despite the rains and floods last year, the bumper crop of wheat speaks of the timely decisions and good governance of the government. The Prime Minister congratulated the farmers and the entire nation for the bumper production, despite all the financial difficulties.
The Prime Minister announced that the government’s future goal is to make Pakistan a wheat-exporting country again after the country’s needs are met. He urged the provincial and federal departments to buy wheat directly from the farmers, so the farmers get full benefits. The Prime Minister emphasized that the resources required for obtaining the specified quantity of wheat should be provided by the banks.
Finally, Shahbaz Sharif condoled with the family of PML-I activist Haji Rashid Khokhar, who had passed away, during his visit to the village of Hina Pandu in his NA-132 constituency.