Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched ‘Kisan Portal’ for farmers under the Pakistan Citizen Portal. Prior to this, there was no specific category to register the grievances of farmers at the Pakistan Citizen Portal.
The step will help the farmers to get their problems resolved on a priority basis, the PM Office said. A total of 123 dashboards have been set up at the federal and provincial levels under the Kisaan Portal.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, PM Khan said that pleasing the working class is equal to pleasing Allah. He said Allah listens to those who work exceptionally hard, i.e. the farmers. Since the poor farmers’ voice does not reach the higher levels, it is important that they be facilitated in this regard.
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He also reiterated that it was always PTI’s vision to uplift the farmers in Pakistan and give them justice. He said that he had vowed that whenever PTI would have a chance to govern Pakistan then it would bring the real value of labor to farmers.
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During his speech, he highlighted the issue of water scarcity in Pakistan. According to PM Khan, the only source of water for Pakistan is the glaciers and the rain which feeds the rivers.
He said, it was unfortunate that no measure was taken to store the water, which further increased the problems for the farmers. However, the government vowed to help the farmers in this regard as well. The government is constructing dams for the storage of water.
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PM Khan talked about the importance of the Kisan card. He said the purpose of the Kisan card is to provide direct subsidies to farmers.
Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS