Khan left country on brink of bankruptcy: Javed Latif

F.P. Report

MULTAN: Federal minister Mian Javed Latif said on Saturday that Imran Khan failed to deliver any productive initiative during his past four years period as he was busy to misguiding public in his gatherings.

Talking to a private media channel, the minister claimed that Imran Khan left the country on the brink of bankruptcy. Coalition government was correcting the economic direction of the country, he asserted.

He said that Imran led government did not initiate a single development project during four-years in office. All major projects of the country were on the credit of PML-N, he said. Countering the demand for general elections in the country, he said that it was erroneous to assume that the PML-N or coalition parties were avoiding elections, adding that the country was not in a position to hold general elections earlier.

Govt offers Rs 5000/acre subsidy on sunflower cultivation: Punjab Agriculture Department is offering Rs 5000/acre subsidy on cultivation sunflower in order to promote the crop across the province.

According to official sources, Pakistan used to import oil worth Rs 300 billion annually. Promotion of sunflowers is highly important to save expenditure on the import of oil.

The department suggested farmers hailing from districts Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Vehari, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Lodhran, Khanewal, Bahawalnagar, Khushab, Mianwali, Jhang, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Kasur, Shiekhupura, Hafizabad, Nankana Sahib, Gujranwala, Chinot Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Pakpattan, Okara Sahiwal and Muzaffargarh to complete sowing by January 31.

However, the farmers belonging to Northern Punjab including Narowal, Attock, Rawalpindi, Gujrat, Jhelum and Chakwal can cultivate sunflowers by February 15. The department suggested cultivation of recommended seed varieties only. The sources stated that government would provide Rs 15000 subsidy to owners of demonstration plots. For demonstration plots, the farmers could submit applications to the offices concerned. (INP)