Zardari accused of conspiring downfall of agriculture economy in Sindh
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.