Pakistan: PKI starts protest against delay in sugarcane crushing

Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Ch Anawar faction has launched a protest movement against delay in start of sugarcane crushing by sugar mills. The farmers gathered in different cities of Punjab on Tuesday and started march towards Lahore but they were stopped near Patoki by police. PKI President Ch Anwar said the farmers will record their protest at any cost in Lahore and present their demands to the government. He asked police not to stop the peaceful protester to move ahead as it was their legal right to record their agitation against sugar millers.

PKI spokesman Haseeb Anwar said there were more than 34 sugar mills in Punjab and none of them had so far started crushing while according to law they were bound to start crushing in mid of November.