Pakistan police fire tear gas and swing batons at farmers rally

Pakistan police fire tear gas and swing batons at farmers rally

 Pakistan police fire tear gas and swing batons at farmers rally

Read original article on the Indian Express or read just the key points below;

  1. “Dozens of farmers today protested in front of the Pakistan’s parliament building here to press the government to allocate more funds for agriculture, prompting police to fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protest.”
  2. “The protest near the D-Chowk was held ahead of the annual budget speech to be delivered by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar later in the day. The protesters demanded the subsidies be increased to control prices of agricultural inputs and sought better prices for their crops.”
  3. “All protests have been banned in the D-Chowk due to security situation and the protesters were warned before the use of force, a police official said.”
  4. “The protesters had demanded that they be allowed to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and also raised slogans against him after police action.”
  5. “The government is planning to increase the defence budget but it is not known if any special package will be offered for the agriculture sector.”

 

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