Tobacco Growers Demands Payment Of Outstanding Amount

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Tobacco growers demands payment of outstanding amount

Tobacco growers of Swabi, Mardan and Charsadda districts Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against Tobacco Company for not paying outstanding dues to farmers.

SWABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :Tobacco growers of Swabi, Mardan and Charsadda districts Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against Tobacco Company for not paying outstanding dues to farmers.

Protesters carried out a rally from Jagnath Bridge to Aman Chowk Swabi and blocked Mardan-Topi-Jehangeera Road to press their demands.

Speakers said owners of Tobacco Company purchased tobacco of Rs. 120 million a year back and made payment of only Rs. 150 million while they are delaying the payment of remaining Rs.105 million to growers.

Protestors urged the government to take steps ensuring payments to tobacco growers andthreatened to block Peshwar-Islamabad Motorway if their concerns were not addressed. They also demanded to seal the company and start a legal action against those who are delaying the payment.

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