Police in capital on high alert sooner than farmers’ protest

RAWALPINDI: Police are on high alert within the territory of the federal capital sooner than a protest by Asian nation Kissan Ittehad (PKI) against the increase in costs of pesticides and fertilisers and also the low costs of their crops, that square measure saying} are inflicting them important losses.

According to police sources, extra personnel are deployed at points of entry and vehicles are haphazardly checked beginning Sunday night.

Nobody are allowed into the Red Zone as a part of the safety measures, and traffic are amused thanks to the police presence.

Farmers’ leader Abdul Samad Chaudhry told Dawn that farmers are facing important losses thanks to the serious downfall, that has broken cotton and maize crops among others, and since of the considerable increase in chemical costs.
The cost of diesel and fertilizer has additionally up, whereas the costs of crops ar low, he said.

The PKI has set to carry a peaceful protest in Islamabad, he said, to ask the government’s attention towards their issues.

“We can gather outside the National Press Club (NPC) and hold a peaceful protest,” he said, adding that the protesters don’t commit to move towards the Red Zone. He aforementioned the protesters would favor to register their protest outside the agency and have somebody from the government’s facet hear them.

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