Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in a Punjab Assembly proceeding on Thursday has said that it is true that farmers had made certain demands, but sit-ins had caused a lot of damage to the country.
Some people wanted to create instability through sit-ins, the minister said.
He said that the representatives of the farmers would soon meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and inform him about their demands.
The law minister said it was on record that growers of rice and other crops got the fixed support price of their crops, adding that assistance was provided to them during floods as well.
Sanaullah said a meeting with farmer representatives had been delayed; however, they would end their protest soon, after the meeting. The CCPO Lahore and agriculture secretary had been directed in this regard, he said.
The minister said as far as protest of workers of the Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP) was concerned, all their demands had been accepted and a summary, prepared in this regard, had been shown to them. He said now they were demanding a notification. The minister told the House that the promises made with the workers would be fulfilled.
Quorum was pointed out, upon which the session was adjourned till today.
The session started at 1115 hours against the scheduled time of 1000 hours with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan in the chair.