MIRPURKHAS July 8. Harvesting of early new has been started in Jhuddo, Digri and Kot Ghulam Mohammad talukas while the cotton crop was being transported to cotton and ginning factories of district Sanghar, but growers complained of getting less rate of their crop from traders. Report said that in taluka Jhuddo, Digri and KGM, harvesting of new cotton crop continued and traders were sending the crop to cotton and ginning factories of district Sanghar due to closure of cotton and ginning factories in district Mirpurkhas. According to agriculture department cotton was sowed at 40200 hectors in the district this year. Growers of taluka Jhuddo Khalid Pervez Arain, Amanullah Memon, Noor Ahmed Leghari and Abdul Sattar Arain complained to the journalists that less rate was being provided to the growers by local cotton traders due to closure of cotton and ginning factories in the district. They lamented that last year their crops had been devastated due to flood and after getting loan they again invested more than amount in cultivation of cotton and other crops but they were being provided rate RS 2600 per maund of cotton by traders that was very less and urged the government should adopt policy in the favor of growers sothat they could get reasonable prices of their crop. They alleged that rates of fertilizers, petrol, pesticide etc had been high during last some years but their crop was being purchased in less rate as result they could not cover their last year big losses. They further said that they were already facing acute shortage of irrigation water owing to being in tail end areas of Nara canal command area and water shortage was the main cause of less production of cotton and other crops. They demanded the authorities to control rates of agriculture input, end water shortage in tail end areas and ensure providing of reasonable prices of agriculture crops including cotton.
MIRPURKHAS July 7. President Awami Tehreek Ayaz Lateef palijo has expressed deep concern over the government plan Zulfikarabad and termed it anti Sindh project while he warned that if it was implemented by government without out wishes of Sindhi people then massive resistance will be made even roads of whole Sindh province would be blocked. He was speaking at the Sindh friends rally taken out here on Saturday from Ratanabad to Newtown in which thousands of people including women participated. Participators carrying banners and placards marched through main roads, while raising slogans Sindhi Jago Sindhi Jago. He said that on May 22, at Karachi, massacre was made of innocent people in Sindh friends rally and he demanded the leaders of MQM to hand over persons involved in this massacre to police.
He further said that chief minister says that those opposing Zulfikarabad project were not wanted the progress of Sindh province and such he (chief minister) was speaking language of ex president Tikka Khan who had asked that we wanted the land of Bangal but not wanted Bungali people. Regarding the Anti Thal canal project, he said that PPP was supporting to his organization when we were struggling against Anti Thal Canal project but after coming in power, it had handed over whole Sindh to terrorists. He lamented that recently state terrorists had been killed innocent youths at Jamshoro and Dadu. He lamented that law and order condition of Sindh was more deteriorated and people were feeling insecure themselves owing to terrorists activities . He demanded the government to establish University, medical college and industries at Mirpurkhas.