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Multan students pay tribute to farmers

They painted walls to show how important they are

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December 4, 2019


Court gives sugar mills till Friday to pay farmers

Action to be taken if orders aren’t followed, says judge

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June 12, 2019


South African farmers ‘furious’ over Trump land reform tweet

South Africa’s government reacted angrily to the tweet with officials telling their American counterparts Trump’s comments were “alarmist, false, inaccurate and misinformed”.

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August 26, 2018


At least 639 farmers committed suicide between March and May: Indian government

India’s rights watchdog has sounded the alarm over the suicide of hundreds of farmers in the western state of Maharashtra in recent months, calling for an official response. Despite state aid, Indian agriculture is in a dire state due to drought, failed crops, poor infrastructure and low prices for produce, but Maharashtra is particularly badly…

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July 17, 2018


Respect the vote, not the thieves, Imran tells supporters

PTI chairman Imran Khan took a dig at PML-N’s “Vote Ko Izzat Do” (respect the vote) slogan and told his supporters to respect the vote and not the thieves. The PTI chairman said that he could see the rise of a new dawn on July 25. “We will make Pakistan a welfare state,” Mr Khan…

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July 11, 2018


Shorter, hotter, earlier: Shrinking spring slashes Pakistani harvests

Adil Khan’s hopes for a good harvest are fading again this year as he inspects his orchard of apricot and loquat trees in the mountains of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Usually, fruit in the five-acre family orchard is ready to pick only by the last week of May. But this year, and in other recent…

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May 21, 2018


PML-N govt has damaged farmers beyond measure, says Bilawal

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that the incumbent PML-N government had destroyed farmers and not taken any steps to ensure their standard of living improved.  “Farmers are not getting the right prices for their crops,” said Bilawal to an audience at Mandi Bahauddin. “The government is also not giving farmers seeds to…

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May 7, 2018


CJ takes notice of nonpayment of price to sugarcane farmers

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has issued notice to sugar mills for failing to buy sugarcane from farmers at official rate. The notice was taken on applications of different farmers who said they were not being paid price of sugarcane, a press release said on Tuesday. Taking notice of the issue, the chief justice…

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April 10, 2018


Farmers demand construction of Kalabagh Dam

ISLAMABAD: Farmers will organise a rally to demand the construction of Kalabagh Dam Saturday. The gathering has been organized by the Pakistan Kissan Ittehad or Pakistan Farmers Front. They are chanting slogans in favour  of the project. Pakistan Kisan Ittehad chairman Chaudhry Anwar said that politicians should not oppose the construction of the dam for…

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April 7, 2018


Govt to provide smartphones to farmers

LAHORE: Punjab government will give 110,000 smart phones to the farmers with an objective to keep them updated about agriculture department recommendations about the crops. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate a scheme on Monday. The registered farmers under Khadim-e-Punjab Kissan Package will have to pay 500 to 1000 rupees for acquiring one smart…

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March 11, 2018


Bilawal House protest: Police use tear gas to disperse farmers

KARACHI: Protesting farmers and police clashed on Monday in Karachi roundabout after the former attempted to reach Bilawal House. Police used water cannons to disperse farmers who were on their way to Bilawal House to register their protest over the prices of sugercane. The farmers were chanting slogans against the government and marching towards Bilawal…

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December 11, 2017


PTI will make Pakistan great again: Imran Khan

LAYYAH: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his party will make Pakistan great again if they are elected into power, Samaa reported. Addressing a public meeting at Layyah on Monday, Khan said that PTI’s first task when coming into power will be to demolish Governor House in Punjab. “We will not allow…

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December 4, 2017


India Prime Minister Modi inaugurates controversial dam project

MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods, reported Reuters. The controversial Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river in the country’s western state of Gujarat that will provide power and water to three big states was…

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September 17, 2017


‘We’d rather die than lose’: villagers in Indonesia fighting for a land rights revolution

NEWS DESK: It is cold and late on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Huddled around a map, a group of elders are planning their battle strategy. In a milestone victory last year, they were promised rights to the land their village has controlled for generations, but today they have had bad news. The local inspector…

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September 8, 2017


WATCH: Farooq Sattar condemns crackdown against farmers

Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan chief Dr. Farooq Sattar condemned the use of force against protesting farmers at Islamabad’s D-Chowk area.

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May 26, 2017


Watch: Several injured as farmers clash with Islamabad police

The clash between protesting farmers and riot police at Islamabad’s D-Chowk left several injured on Friday. The law-enforcers use teargas shelling and water cannon when farmers attempted to march towards the Parliament on the day of budget.

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May 26, 2017


Video: Protesting farmers turn D-Chowk into battleground

ISLAMABAD: Protesting farmers at Islamabad’s D-Chowk clashed with police Friday when they attempted to march towards the Parliament, as the PML-N’s federal government poised to unveil its fifth annual budget today. According to our correspondent, the riot police used force when protesting farmers lead by opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah started marching towards the Parliament….

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May 26, 2017


44pc of children facing stunted growth: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has underscored the need for better coordination between international and national institutions working for sustainable development of agriculture sector. Addressing the national stakeholders’ dialogue on Sustainable Rice production in Islamabad on Tuesday, she said the government has taken initiatives for growth of the agriculture sector….

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May 23, 2017


Afghanistan gunmen kidnap 52 farmers, regional officials say

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Gunmen in Afghanistan kidnapped 52 farmers on Wednesday, most of them members of the minority Uzbek community in the remote northern province of Jowzjan, regional officials said, but the motive for the abductions was not immediately clear. Afghanistan’s once-stable north has become a hotbed of kidnappings and shootings in recent years, as the militant…

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February 15, 2017


Rains become blessing for farmers

Farmers are happy finding salubrious effects of recent rains on the their crops that turned out to be a blessing for them, turning over a good page for the agriculture in the country. Watch this video report by Muhammed Luqman from Lahore.

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January 24, 2017


Early drought warning helps Pakistan’s farmers prepare for dry season

RAWAT: Like his farming neighbors, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests and sells his winter crop a few months later. But this year, there are no wheat stalks are to be seen on his 3 hectares (5 acres) of land in Rawat, a town some 12 miles…

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December 2, 2016