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Pakistan:Farmers continue protest against low sugarcane support price

Hundreds of sugarcane farmers blocked the National Highway at Gambat by staging a sit-in on the third day of protest on a call by the Sindh Abadgar Research Council (SARC) against a low sugarcane support price. Abadgar leaders Lal Bux Siyal, Mithal Khuhro, Jamal Mehmood Khuhro, Panjal Khuhro and Fida Hussain demanded of the government to fix the sugarcane support price at Rs 182 per 40 kilogrammes and that the sugarmills in Sindh should pay their outstanding dues from last year.

Raising slogans against the Sindh government they urged to implement the Sindh High Court’s verdict to pay a reasonable rate to sugarcane farmers.