Islamabad: Former federal food minister and member national assembly, Nawab Yousuf Talpur has warned the government of dire consequences if it continues anti-agriculture policies.
Nawab Yousuf Talpur said that the government is economically strangulating the growers. The tomato, potato and onion crops are in the market in Sindh but the selected government is importing these vegetables thus victimising Sindhi growers.
He said that Benazir Bhutto had introduced the food security policy to encourage the growers in the country. President Asif Ali Zardari during his tenure had given extra emphasis and had taken such measures to protect growers which had resulted in continuous supply of crops which had made the growers more protected and there was no shortage of food in the country.
Nawab Yousuf Talpur said that the federal government is not buying tomato from growers in Sindh at the rate of 20 rupees per kg and instead importing on higher price thus the poor people are compelled to buy expensive vegetables.
He said that Imran Khan is hurting the growers of the country due to his lopsided policies. This will further destroy country’s economy and the growers will not be able to continue their livelihood. Who is being benefitted by this import of vegetables, Talpur asked.