December 22, 2012
Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has announced to stage a demonstration near Wagha border on December 24 to lodge their protest against the government decision of declaring India as most favoured nation. Decision to this effect was taken at a consultative meeting of the KBP Central Punjab held here on Friday with its President Chaudhry Noor Elahi Tutla in the chair.
The meeting expressed its reservation over the government’s decision of declaring India as MFN state; allow access to Central Asian States and encouraging liberal trade between the two neighbours. KBP Central President Sardar Zafar Hussein participated in the meeting on special invitation while other participants included Chaudhry Nisar Ahmad, Sarfraz Ahmad Khan, Haji Muhammad Ramzan and others.
All the participants took the decision with consensus to hold a protest demonstration on December 24 against this decision of the government. They were of the view that liberal trade with a country who was continuing with its unjustifiable and illegal occupation of held Kashmir and hatching conspiracy to deprive Pakistan of its share of rivers’ water.
They said agriculture was highly subsidised in India and Pakistani farmers spend Rs 321 billion more on agriculture as compared to Indian growers. They were of the view that this decision of the government would give a killing blow to Pakistani agriculture and farmer. KBP leaders urged the government to refrain from declaring India as MFN state and said that there should be no trade with India unless the solution to all the controversial issues between the two countries.