LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), after impressing the urban population of central Punjab is on its way to create vote banks in the rural areas of the province. The party has designed new strategies to strengthen its Kisan wing and to bring an agricultural revolution in the country.
Chairman Auriga Group Jamshed Iqbal Cheema on Monday joined PTI and chalked out a brief plan regarding ways to improve farmers’ lives.
Cheema, a well known name in the field of agriculture, has represented Pakistan on countless international forums.
PTI’s Lahore Region President Mian Mehmood at a press conference introduced Cheema as a “promising young person”. Mehmood also said that the PTI’s Kisan wing is working for the betterment of the farmers and is introducing many new reforms.
Mehmood said that Cheema, with his vision and expertise, will draw strategies favourable to farmers, which will later become a part of the party’s manifesto.
Cheema while addressing the press conference said that he has joined the PTI because the two ruling parties have gripped the entire nation over petty issues, ignoring the real matters.
Cheema said that the state of Pakistan’s agriculture saddens him. He mentioned that around 44 percent of the population sleep hungry every night.
“Issues in Pakistan are not addressed but just rather managed,” said Cheema.
Answering to a question about measures that can help improve the agriculture sector of the country, Cheema said that the government should reduce the prices of seeds and fertilisers, initiate agricultural research, increase storage capacity and enhance women’s role in the field.
Cheema said that the PTI will implement all these measures. He said that the PTI will also focus on subsidies and that it will only promote targeted subsidies.
“Targeted subsidies would bring revolution in the life of a common man,” said Cheema.
Cheema also asked people to cast their vote for PTI and to ignore their fears of whether the party will win or not. He said such fears work as obstacles in bringing change.
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