Zar­dari ac­cused of con­spir­ing down­fall of agri­cul­ture econ­omy in Sindh

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HY­DER­ABAD: Sindh Abadgar It­te­had an al­liance of grow­ers of the prov­ince has ex­pressed con­cern that the sugar mills in the prov­ince have failed to pay them last year’s ar­rears of su­gar­cane sup­plied to them de­spite fact that gov­ern­ment had paid them sub­sidy of Rs.20 bil­lions. Ad­dress­ing news con­fer­ence at press club here Nawab Zubair Talpur pres­i­dent of SAI said sugar mill own­ers owe them an amount of Rs.44 bil­lions which they were re­luc­tant to pay Sindh grow­ers. He said de­spite fed­eral gov­ern­ment or­der to start sugar mills by Novem­ber 15 the millers have not as yet taken step to alight boil­ers of mills. He warned that if crush­ing sea­son was not started by 15 Novem­ber the grow­ers would stage Dhar­nas in all district head­quar­ters of Sindh and af­ter one week they would stage Dharna in Hy­der­abad and Karachi. He de­plored that Pun­jab gov­ern­ment has fixed cost price of su­gar­cane at Rs.180 per 40 kilo grams but Sindh has not fixed price not is­sued no­ti­fi­ca­tion. It was irony that Cane Com­mis­sioner Sindh has been posted as sec­re­tary agri­cul­ture while post of CC was ly­ing va­cant.

HY­DER­ABAD: Sindh Abadgar It­te­had Pres­i­dent, Nawab Zubair Talpur ad­dresses to me­dia per­sons dur­ing press con­fer­ence, at Hy­der­abad press club.

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